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Economic aid for Greece may come too late

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Economic aid for Greece may come too late


As Europe announces financial help will be available for Greece, some people living in the beleaguered country feel it has come too late.

The protests against austerity measures escalated into rioting during in the week, leaving three people dead.

One man thinks aid should have come earlier: “Probably it is too late. If they did this one year ago, it would have been better.”

Another said: “They should have helped earlier I think. It’s late. They had to do it and they knew from the beginning.”

This man was happy that help had been announced: “I think it is a good thing. It’s going to be hard for the Greeks, but at least it is good, because we’re going to have pressure from abroad. Greeks have to make changes so this is the opportunity to make them.”

Even with the 110 billion euro package, people in Greece will still be subject to tough economic conditions as the country repays its debt.

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