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Investment special: Stop the Greek exit

Greece must consider an "orderly" default on its debts to stay in the euro and keep its young people

By Vicky Pryce   February 2011

Don’t take it lying down: young Greeks protest against the government’s austerity measures

Who would want to be a young person in Greece right now? When I left Athens for London, aged 17, I was one of many heading for the exit. This was partly out of disgust with the authoritarian regime of the colonels, who ruled between 1967 and 1974, and who made themselves particularly unpopular with the young by banning certain types of music and ordering impromptu haircuts for long-haired schoolboys. It was also because of the dire economic state that the regime had brought about. In…

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