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PM George Papandreou Interview at “Politique Internationale”

Few countries have suffered from the global economic crisis as much as Greece. Not only did it feel the full force of the financial earthquake, but it also found itself under attack by international speculators.
Today, as the IMF and the European Union prepare to help, the country is licking its wounds and trying to understand how things got so bad.
George Papandreou is not the last to ask the question. Elected prime minister in October 2009, the leader of the Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) is fiercely critical of the previous center-right New Democracy administration, which he believes is guilty of setting up a system of cronyism and of knowingly underestimating the public debt and budget deficit. But the new head of government is an energetic man.
In this exclusive interview, he outlines his strategy for resolving his country’s daunting problems.

Latsis Awards in Geneva

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The awardees of the 2009 “Fondation Latsis Internationale” Prize are Zurich Federal Institute of Technology Professor Haralambos Anastasiou, Lausanne Polytechnic School Dr Elie Bou Zeid, Geneva University Dr Reto Schumacher and St.Gallen University Professor Frederic Thiesse.

The “Fondation Latsis Internationale” is a charitable organisation, established in 1975 by the Latsis family in Geneva.  The Foundation currently awards four University Prizes, worth 25,000 Swiss francs each, (awarded to the above mentioned scientists) as well as a National and a European Latsis Prize of 100,000 Swiss francs each.  The purpose of the “Fondation Latsis Internationale” award is to distinguish scientific work of particular excellence.During the award ceremony, Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi delivered a lecture on contemporary architecture.