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George Papandreou —
born on June 16, 1952,
Georgios Andreas Papandreou, commonly anglicised to George and shortened to Giorgos in Greek, is a Greek politician who served as Prime Minister of Greece from 2009 to 2011... (wikipedia)
Unfortunately, corruption is widespread in government agencies and public enterprises. Our political system promotes nepotism and wasting money. This has undermined our legal system and confidence in the functioning of the state. One of the consequences is that many citizens don't pay their taxes.
As long as I feel I am doing what I think is right and just for my country, for the Greek people, that is enough for me. Saving Greece from this crisis was the first thing on the agenda. We are now on a much more normalised road.
We are a country with great potential. We have the political will to make deep changes in a just and equitable way, to put our country back on a development path, to meet the challenges of a new world.
We stand united, facing the big responsibility to change our country into a nation of justice, solidarity, humanity and green development.
The Marshall Plan was after destruction, and the U.S. came to our help and obviously this was very, very important for the future of Europe. I think now we have all the capabilities of doing it on our own and, in a sense, we have to.