Break with Cronyism Athens Shows Its Commitment to Austerity

Many German politicians accuse Greece of not doing enough to cut spending. But studies show that, measured in relative terms, Athens has carried out the most brutal austerity program in the EU's history. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is making it clear that he wants to change his country's culture of cronyism.
An arcade with closed shops in central Athens.

An arcade with closed shops in central Athens.

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