When it comes down to relationships between the peoples of the EU, or in this case the Euro Zone, the main criteria the EU wishes to apply are listed as dignity, freedoms, equality, solidarity, citizens' rights, and justice.
In the case of the ongoing crisis involving Greece are these criteria applicable? And if not, why not?
Can the paymaster countries, principally Germany, ignore 'fundamental rights' such as Greek 'dignity' or European 'solidarity' for whatever reason; perhaps because they do not want their negotiating powers to be disadvantaged or encumbered by them?
By the same token can Greece neglect to enforce the 'justice' and 'citizens' rights' aspects? Should greedy bankers, corrupt politicians and others be allowed to get away with their wrongdoings at the expense of the citizens?
The above image is of an EU mouse mat given to me at an EU publicity event. Perhaps the noble words on it have no real value, maybe they are not really meant.