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Cyprus President Demetris Christofias

Cyprus Looks for Best Bailout Options – Takes Trip to China

Cypriot hoteliers and restaurateurs may be adding Chinese to their menus in coming years. The government of Cyprus is considering the Chinese option as it looks for the best bailout for the eastern Mediterranean island’s banks after Greek investments soured....

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Photograph by Andreas Solaro/AFP/GettyImages

Greek Pro-Bailout Parties May Take Majority as German Stance Loosens

As the counting progresses in Greece’s general election, the first official projections show New Democracy and Pasok could form a majority coalition: New Democracy — 29.5 percent or 128 seats Syriza — 27.1 percent or 72 seats Pasok — 12.3...

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Photograph by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Greeks Face Unexploded Grenades and EU Finance Ministers’ Statement

Two unexploded grenades were found near the offices of closely-held Skai TV in Athens. Government spokesman Dimitris Tsiodras described the incident as an attempt to disrupt the elections, as Maria Petrakis and Tom Stoukas report. An anonymous caller tipped off...

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Photograph by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

How 10M Greeks Vote on Future of 500M Europeans

European newspapers reflect how the attention of the whole region is focused on the Greek general election. In other words, a population of just over 500 million in the European Union is watching with varying degrees of concern as fewer...

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The `Macaroni'

Courtesy of Panagiotis Karkatsoulis

The `Macaroni'

Greek ‘Macaroni’ Shows Why Government Needs to Be Reformed

Panagiotis Karkatsoulis of Greece’s Ministry for Administrative Reform and e-Governance in Athens has the perfect tool for conveying how desperately the Greek government needs to reform itself and the administration it sits atop. While the ‘Macaroni’ is an informal moniker,...

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Photograph by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Greek Reformers Face Gordian Knot of Regulations

Panagiotis Karkatsoulis, who works in the Greek Ministry of Administrative Reform and e-Governance and teaches at the National School of Public Administration, has some well founded theories about where Greece went wrong. One long-standing habit of government that helped the...

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