Just to correct you.. there is no European or EU government.I think there's a strong case for a federal Europe, but I'm not going to even attempt defend the current EU government, given that they are just so incompetent. My only point is that the European Union government would not be okay with letting Greece simply leave, despite all of the problems it is currently causing.
Regardless of whether or not you support it, it's pretty clear that's what it is.
I find it hilarious how you think the past Greek governments are the same entity as the Greek people, and that the Greek people should punished for the failures of their government. Well I guess I would find it hilarious if that viewpoint wasn't actually causing huge problems in Greece right now.
I won't deny that past Greek governments, whether it is PASOK or New Democracy, have been terribly incompetent, but that's why they've been kicked out of office. Blame this on socialism all you want, but Greece has only been governed by a socialist party since January. Greek citizens aren't relying on massive handouts. They're suffering from skyrocketing unemployment and poverty rates, and to blame the debt crisis on "laziness" and an inability of people to sustain themselves when so many people are actually suffering through no fault of their own and an inability of past governments to handle money responsibly is not only twisted logic, but frankly offensive.