Greek Prime Minister Talks Financial Crisis, Austerity Measures


Editor’s Note: On Tuesday’s NewsHour, Paul Solman reports on how the people of Greece are responding to the austerity measures the country has imposed to deal with its debt crisis.

“Obviously we have a daunting […] prospect to change our economy, change our whole society,” Prime Minister George Papandreou told the NewsHour. “I came in on a mandate of change […] I think we’re seeing the birth pains of something very new.”

Watch the first half of the full interview with Papandreou above. We’ll post the second half on Wednesday.

This post is cross-posted from Paul Solman’s Making Sen$e page.