Thursday, July 8, 2010

Diplomatic Diary: Papandreou awarded Germany's Quadriga Prize


Greece's George Papandreou is praised as a role model. Also in diplomatic news: Serbia and Macedonia sign a readmission agreement.

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou (right) receives the award in Berlin. [Reuters]

Minister George Papandreou was awarded Germany's Quadriga Prize for "Power of Veracity" in Berlin on Sunday (October 3rd). The prize, awarded on the Day of German Unity every year by the non-profit Werkstatt Deutschland organisation, is traditionally given to "role models who are committed to enlightenment". Papandreou vowed his country will manage to overcome its debt crisis and implement the reforms needed to bring its finances in check.

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