Greek people struggle to understand their crisis

As Greece slips ever further towards default, the country has been gripped by soul-searching, writes Anthee Carassava in Athens

28th May, 2011

Not too long ago, Panagiotis Theodorides lost his job to the financial crisis. But rather than rush out to find a new one, the 50-year-old ex insurance salesman took to the heart of Athens, and with the help of some of his friends and former colleagues, set up a protest group, picketing daily outside the nation’s parliament.

‘‘We’ve been duped,” he said. ‘‘They told us to make sacrifices. We did. They told us...

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