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When Austerity Meets Autonomy

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. To prevent more mass demonstrations and rioting in the streets of Athens, it will take much more than Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s empty offer to step down to form a new national unity government. The timing of his ill-fated announcements, in that, he plans to reshuffle his cabinet to ensure that tough and severe austerity measures will pass, along with a canny statement that economics should not be politicized, will more than likely escalate tensions between Greek citizens and their government. But this is what happens when austerity measures meet autonomy movements. Papandreou’s plan, backed by a worrisome European Union…