The World from Berlin 'Lies, Damned Lies and Greek Statistics'

European Union finance ministers on Monday accepted Greece's austerity package, aimed at radically shrinking its budget deficit by the end of the year. But many would like to see Athens do more. German commentators doubt whether the correct strategy has been found.
Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou is facing intense pressure from his European Union colleagues to get his country's finances back on track.

Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou is facing intense pressure from his European Union colleagues to get his country's finances back on track.

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-- Charles Hawley