Here are just a few of the comments that they will use, come Thursday:
- Too vague
- Doesn't address pensions
- Doesn't address structural reform issues
- Unrealistic timetable
- Inadequate public spending cut proposals
I'm pretty sure that the decision to force Greece out of the Eurozone has already been taken and the entire EU summit (including all 28 members, not just the 19 Eurozone members) is being convened in order to present the decision as a unanimous one, which it emphatically will not be. However, what is going to be very interesting to watch between now and Sunday is the way in which Juncker, Dijsselbloem and Merkel will be working hard to bring Hollande, Renzi, LaGarde, Rajoy and other EU HoGs into line. I suspect the key players will be Hollande and Renzi because a split between France and Italy on one side, and Germany and Holland and the Commission on the other would be catastrophic.
Satirists here in Spain are already joking about Merkel being determined to finish off the job that her country started in 1939 - destroying European peace forever. Poor joke, chilling that it's now in common currency.