George Papandreou took a gamble on the most ancient of Greek traditions: democracy. Unlike his past success in extracting European bailout packages that avoided default, this idea helped lead to his departure.
Following is a timeline of Europe’s debt crisis from the signing of the Maastricht Treaty to Greece’s agreement to set up a government of national unity.
"Europe is maybe out of the woods but it's still raining hard."
- George Papandreou on May 14, 2014
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