The EU knew back in 2004 that Greece lied about their economic success in order to join the Euro.
So why didn't the Eurocomission reevaluate their original bid and kick them out of the Euro? Did anyone bring up the idea back in the early 2000's?
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Kicking Greece out would be the same as admitting the politicians had made a mistake. And as you know, they never admit that - at least not voluntary.
"Kicking the can and hope the problem disappears over time" is the favorite way to handle problems in the EU.
At first, allowing Greece to stay in was easier than to kick it out, so that was the approach. Nowadays, after billions of euros spent, nobody wants to admit that it was all for naught.
Only once regime change has happened in multiple countries, this might stop.
Did anyone bring up the idea back in the early 2000's?
Almost everyone believed that a small country as Greece couldn't possibly have a big impact. So keeping the status quo was widely preferred over kicking them out.
Of course, some must have brought up the idea. But only a few did so, so they were easily ignored.
By the time Greece started to require billions to be saved, it was 2010 already, so that's not "early 2000's" anymore.
As an example, the Dutch politician Wilders acknowledges the weakness of Greece in his 2005 declaration that launched his party (link in Dutch), but he doesn't propose to kick them out; he just doesn't want to admit any new countries to the Euro. As soon as Greece required billions, his stance became "not a single penny to Greece."