Greece takes on EU presidency and some significant challenges with it

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Photo courtesy of http://gr2014.eu/
Photo courtesy of http://gr2014.eu/

A series of events in Athens on Wednesday marked Greece officially taking its turn at the helm of the European Union, a task that is certain to prove a challenge alongside the government’s other domestic and international challenges, which include trying to steer the Greek economy towards recovery and continuing negotiations with the troika.

The six-month European Union Council presidency comes at a tricky time for Greece’s fragile coalition government. There are a number of outstanding issues to settle with the troika, which is due back in Athens on January 15, including the size of this y...

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