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2012 NBLSA INC Round 1 & 2 Confidential Facts NBLSA International Negotiations Competition Washington, DC - March 7 – 11, 2012

How Greece Problems Can Be Solved? Team 1: Greece (Nikolaos Venizelos & Spiros Smith) Personal Information Nikolaos Venizelos has been quietly debating a Prime Minister run. He cannot look like he is destroying the current Prime Minister but he sure would like to see his term end. Nikolaos needs to dominate this conversation and represent the change that the EU countries want to see. He knows whatever deal is struck will play big upon his campaign thus he must also be wary of what his brethren back home will think of any deal. This poses a challenge as the general public is opposed to any austerity changes. Spiros Simitis will do everything to ensure his friend, the Prime Minister, looks good. He doesn’t trust Nadja Dill and will want to manage the conversation.

Negotiating Positions 1. Debt can be reduced to 30% from 68% of GDP only if other measures can be avoided. 2. Prime Minister will not step down before the next election at any cost. 3. Greece does not want to raise the retirement age above 62. Elderly expect to retire at 62 and have planned their savings around this. 4. Tax hikes (increases) are bargaining chips. 5. Balanced budget amendment cannot be adopted if Prime Minister expects to win next election. 6. EU standards for elections can only be adopted if funded by EU. 7. Would like to get €30 billion immediately in aid to pay debt and €120 million over next 12 months. 8. Holiday can be reduced to less than 25 days. Parties are welcome to disclose any or all information on this page as they see fit. Parties are allowed to strike separate deals with team members if negotiations permit this. Parties are NOT allowed to represent themselves in a manner contrary to the stated facts.

This is a hypothetical fact pattern and does not reflect in any way the opinion of the National Black Law Students Association. Any such assumption or inference would be incorrect.


2012 NBLSA INC Round 1 & 2 Confidential Facts NBLSA International Negotiations Competition Washington, DC - March 7 – 11, 2012

How Greece Problems Can Be Solved? Team 2: European Union (Nadja Dill & Ashley Mousseau) Personal Information Nadja Dill views Greece as a weak country with weak leadership. She likes Greece’s Finance Minister Nikolaos but just doesn’t trust Spiros. She thinks Greece wants free cash on the back of Germany and her other EU brethren. Nadja has a mandate from her Prime Minister to make Greece crumble and beg before giving in to any deal. In reality, Nadja and her Prime Minister would rather see Greece go bankrupt. Ashley Mousseau needs to be relevant. She can broker a deal if it isn’t happening or slow one up if she isn’t getting all her input. Either way, she must show that she has power as EU president.

Negotiating Positions 1. Debt must be reduced to 30% from 68% of GDP. 2. Prime Minister must step down in two years. 3. Retirement age should rise to 65 from 61. 4. There must be a tax increase to meet revenue requirement and debt payments. 5. Balance budget amendment should be adopted. 6. EU standards for elections must be adopted. 7. $45 million in loans is available as bargaining power. 8. Holiday days must be reduced to less than 25 days. Parties are welcome to disclose any or all information on this page as they see fit. Parties are allowed to strike separate deals with team members if negotiations permit this. Parties are NOT allowed to represent themselves in a manner contrary to the stated facts.

This is a hypothetical fact pattern and does not reflect in any way the opinion of the National Black Law Students Association. Any such assumption or inference would be incorrect.


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