ATHENS, Greece -- Europe can, and must, prepare for the return of so many who will be called upon to rebuild destroyed societies. Crucially, they will become the architects and engineers of new societies that can withstand the authoritarianism of dictators, fundamentalists and populists.
Former Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou: Greeks Won’t Tolerate A Government That Destroys Their Sacrifices
"The biggest challenge for those participating in the new government will be to implement reforms in the best way for Greek people’s interests."
CORFU, Greece -- The opportunity now is to leverage German overreach against itself, like in judo, to flip the agenda of building Europe's future toward a broader approach beyond sovereign debt and the euro.
The fiscal adjustment we have accomplished was done much less through reform, i.e. reorganizing the management of our country, public sector and economy, and more through cuts and taxes. However this has placed an inordinate burden on the middle class, it has created an army of young unemployed and many households are under the poverty line.
George Papandreou, the ex-prime minister of Greece, discusses a united Europe as part of The WorldPost's new series, ONE
What really will raise resistance in the centers of financial and despotic power around the world is this civic impulse.
“I think we have a few weeks [before the country runs out of money] and that's why it would be imperative that we first of
Germany, one of those conservative governments Papandreou mentioned, has vehemently opposed issuing euro bonds, while also
Looking back, 2011 may be remembered as the year that world leaders passed the buck. And much to the chagrin of people with savings accounts< and other interest-bearing deposits, this flurry of buck-passing may have doomed them to another year of low interest rates.
Though the European debt crisis has in recent months revolved a small number of countries, most prominently Greece and Italy
On Monday, Eurozone finance ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss a bailout plan for Greece. A Greece default could