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Greece’s Papandreou Tells Parliament Priority Is ‘Tough Talks’

June 21, 2011

June 21 (Bloomberg) -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said Greece faced tough talks with its European partners to emerge from its financial crisis, and that saving Greece was the priority.

“If we give up in the middle of the road, history will judge us harshly,” Papandreou said during as a three-day debate on a vote of confidence in his government drew to a close today. “The impression the political class in this country gives is that it hasn’t understood the seriousness of the crisis.”

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