Dear Mr. Rompuy:
I salute you in the name of the European Union. I am writing concerning the debt crisis in my country, Greece. As you already know, the situation is very complicated. Any measures taken without careful consideration may impose great suffering on the citizens.
As the youth representative in my city, Athens, the effects of the crisis are already being felt by young people. Unemployment rates have sky-rocketed and there is a rising level of unrest in the country. Austerity measures taken over the last few years have caused more economic suffering for the citizens. If we continue taking such measures, there is likely to be an upsurge in protests and it is open political suicide. Observing the possible measures, none of them seem viable since each has some devastating consequences. We do not wish our country to leave the European Union and take back the drachma. It will cause economic collapse due to bank failures. Neither do we wish to enter into purposeful inflation since that will only lead to more debt. Our lenders have lost trust in us and the entire Euro Zone has become skeptical towards us. The most promising option is a bail out by fellow members of the European Union. However, even this comes at a price. The bail outs mean that we must take measures to cut down on extravagant and unnecessary spending and even necessary but avoidable spending. This leads us back to the dreaded austerity measures. We are therefore left with but one option which is to have our debts forgiven of us.
It is this course that has prompted me to write to you. I wish to candidly propose to you to consider persuading our fellow EU members to forgive us our debts and still maintain their trust in us. For once we have stabilized again; we will be able to repay the sacrifice.
Sir, my letter is a plea to you about the debt crisis in Greece. It is an urgent matter that needs to be dealt with before everything breaks down. I thank you for taking your time to read my letter.