Today in Euro Crisis History: Annnals of Optimism

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in Athens on Nov. 16, 2011

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Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in Athens on Nov. 16, 2011

December 14

2009 GREECE PM SAYS PLANS DEFICIT UNDER 3% BY 2013
2010 EU SEES 2012 GROWTH PICK-UP ON STRENGTHENING PRIVATE DEMAND
2011 Papademos Says There Won’t Be More Pension, Wage Cuts, Tax Hikes

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said his government’s priority is reform of the country’s public administration, and that further cuts in pensions, wages and more tax increases should not be expected.

Europe’s debt crisis only seems like it has gone on forever. This series of blog posts looks at headlines from this date in previous years that highlight the roots, twists and turns of the current turmoil.

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