This problem is someone else's fault. There was no Eurozone debt crises until banks and financial institutions crashed the global economy and created one. Of the countries currently facing crises, only greece even had moderately high debt before the economic collapse (t was 107% of GDP). That is high, but not very dissimilar from many other countries whose economies are doing fine and have done fine in the past. In Spain, debt was 26% of GDP, which is very low, and the Spanish actually ran surpluses in the lead up to the collapse. Their crises is 100% created by outside institutions creating an economic collapse. Greece on the other hand had a larger role to play in their own downfall, but even so most of the blame lies at the feet of the financial institutions responsible for the collapse of the economy and the wealthy Eurozone countries that have imposed insane austerity measures on Greece. If those austerity measures hadn't been imposed, there is no way the Greek economy would have contracted by 25%. How can creditors expect a country to pay its debts, while imposing on that country measures, which lead to a 25% decrease in economic output. It is an impossible position Greece is in. It is bad economics. The only reason it is being done, is to protect the powerful (the creditors) and because there is a moral crusade under way to punish the Greeks for their failures, despite the fact that many of their problems are not of their own making.