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  • Fury in Germany after Greek referendum call

    11/01/2011 9:43:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/1/2011 | Erik Kirschbaum and Noah Barkin
    Germans expressed fury and frustration at Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's shock decision to call a referendum on the latest aid package, with some saying the gamble would push Greece out of the euro zone. "You can't help thinking that they should be grateful as Europe is trying to help," said Konstanze Pilge, a 26-year old student, walking near the Brandenburg Gate in central Berlin. "Now it looks like they are going to mess things up." Papandreou dropped his bombshell on Monday evening, less than a week after European leaders agreed the outlines of a second bailout for Athens. "It...