As a sovereign debt crisis rages in the euro zone and countries attempt to get to grips with a spiraling deficit, numerous views on who and what caused it have emerged and the inevitable blame game has begun.
From the working habits of the Greeks to the collapse of Icelandic banks, just about everything has been pinpointed as a possible cause for the demise of European economies and the decline of a continent which was the first economic powerhouse of the modern world.
So who really is to blame? Are these ten commonly named culprits merely scapegoats and victims of the wider global economic meltdown?
Click ahead to find out.
Posted 24 May 2011