Photo Gallery: 'Island of Hope' in Greece
Foto: Nikolas Giakoumidis/ AP

Photo Gallery: 'Island of Hope' in Greece

Greece's Model Mayor Reform Hero Takes on Corruption in Thessaloniki

European Union officials have nothing but praise for the mayor of the Greek city of Thessaloniki. Yiannis Boutaris has been pushing ahead with far-reaching reforms to undo the abuses of his predecessors and has already slashed the city's spending by 30 percent. He's even asking the Germans for advice.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan