December 6, 2013

Greece's Reforms Have Only Cracked the Surface

Aristides Hatzis, Wall Street Journal

The Associated Press

Powerful vested interests thrive on the levies, fees, subsidies and barriers to entry that Greece needs to eliminate.

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TAGGED: Eurozone, Europe, Greece


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