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Greece’s unsteady privatisation
Scepticism in financial markets about how effective the EU bailout of Greece will prove has long been mounting . One reason is concern that the country cannot deliver on its privatisation schedule. We checked out Greek efforts to sell off real estate, which are supposed to make up the bulk of funds raised there, and found little doing.
A local mayor’s campaign to block the flagship Hellenikon airport project looks like building up into a major psychological battle. He’s used hunger strikes in his past campaigns, and appears to be morally fortified by the bust of Lenin that he keeps on his desk.