In DC on Monday:
The head of the International Monetary Fund believes Greece will resolve its debt crisis without an IMF bailout, and today dismissed fears that other European nations will be engulfed by the crisis. "The eurozone wants to deal with the problem itself, and I can understand that," Dominique Strauss-Kahn said. "I think they can do it … and we're just here to help."
In Paris on Sunday:
At a joint press conference in Paris, Sarkozy expressed his unequivocal solidarity with Greece, saying that his finance minister, Christine Lagarde, had already drawn up legislation to help the European Union's most indebted member extricate itself from its worst fiscal crisis in decades.
"Should Greece need financial help, the eurozone will stand by it," the French president said. "That's what partners are for."
In Berlin on Friday:
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, on Friday pledged to do “everything in order to stabilise the euro, our common currency”, after meeting George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister.
The New Athenian started in August 2009 as an experiment in whether an online venue could build up visitors without money or mass advertising. It has been promoted solely through a periodic round-robin email to 1,200 recipients, a few sites that have chosen to link to it and word of mouth.
Your visits to The New Athenian have helped drive the site to its highest numbers yet for the month ending March 7:
935 unique visitors
2,145 page views
1:08 minutes average times on site
46 percent new visits