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Is Europe's troubled union really ready to change?

After six decades of relentless if incremental integration, might the European Union be about to go into reverse?
Reuters: July 4, 2014

Greek unions in showdown with government over planned electric utility sale

Greek authorities are warning of possible power cuts at the heart of the summer tourist season as electric utility workers head for protracted strikes against government plans
July 2, 2014

Gov’t focus shifts to reforms after Chinese visit

After securing commitments from visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for a boost in much-needed trade and investments, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is expected next week to shift his attention to the domestic political arena,
eKathimerini: June 22, 2014

Turkey, EU to talk over judicial reforms

Ankara and Brussels will continue to work on Turkey’s efforts to harmonize its legislation on issues concerning judiciary and fundamental rights along with criteria set in Chapter 23 during EU Commissioner Stefan Füle’s two-day trip to Ankara.
Hurriyet Daily News: June 16, 2014

'Reform efforts must continue'

Outgoing governor of the Bank of Greece on Thursday sent a clear warning over continuing reform efforts as there are still risks to the economic recovery.
June 12, 2014

Greek central bank says domestic reforms must continue

Greece needs to focus on cutting government spending and improving the tax administration over the next five years, the central bank said on Thursday, echoing the country's international lenders.
Reuters: June 12, 2014

IMF warns of reform fatigue holding back Greece

Greece needs to improve the efficiency of its public sector dramatically to meet fiscal targets and avoid new austerity measures, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.
Reuters: June 10, 2014

Greece: In the absence of light, darkness grows

The May 25 result should have been a watershed moment, prompting Greece’s decision makers to seriously contemplate the mistakes that have fed the extremist monster:
The Corner: June 7, 2014

Portugal decides on 'clean exit' from bailout

Portugal said on Sunday it would exit its three-year 78-billion-euro bailout this month without a precautionary credit line, as the country returns to growth after years of painful austerity and unpopular reforms.
Reuters: May 5, 2014

EU Commissioner for Health: Reforms are necessary to avoid collapse of health system

European Commissioner for Health Tonio Borg said in an interview that if reforms in the health sector had not been implemented in Greece, the healthcare system would have collapsed.
April 29, 2014