An exclusive interview with President Thein Sein about the rapid transformation of Myanmar – a revolution in progress.
By Lucky Gold
(CNN) - George Papandreou, the former Greek Prime Minister, was indignant: “Many people have been pontificating, and patronizing, and moralizing, and scapegoating, saying you Greeks, you are the problem. I would say we Greeks have a problem. We are not the problem.”
On the Amanpour program, Papandreou fired back at those who believe Greece is a tax-evading drag on the European Union: “If we were the problem, it would be very convenient – kick Greece out, everything’s fine. What would happen to Spain, what about Portugal, what about Italy, what about the whole of the eurozone? We need more cooperation and less simplification and prejudice.”
By Samuel Burke
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the average Greek employee works 2,017 hours per year, more than their counterparts in any other European country. The Dutch, on the other hand, work on average 1,377 hours per year – the least amount in all of Europe. Germans work 1,408 hours a year – the second least amount in Europe. Of course, working more hours doesn’t always equal more productivity. Even if Greeks are working many more hours than Germans, the OECD finds that the Netherlands and Germany are the most productive countries in Europe. After the jump, see the lists of the countries that work least hours, plus a list of the most and least productive countries.
Most hours worked for total employment:
6. Czech Rep
Part 1: With the U.N.'s ceasefire plan in tatters and international unwilling to intervene, who can stop the violence in Syria? Part 2: Overestimating the Syrian military Former Syrian general Akil Hashem rejects Western claims that Syria's army are well equipped.
With the U.N.'s ceasefire plan in tatters and international unwilling to intervene, who can stop the violence in Syria?
Former Syrian general Akil Hashem rejects Western claims that Syria's army are well equipped.
Episode #30: Tuesday, May 29, 2012