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Crisis has hit a raw nerve, says Ombudsman

21.05.12 @ 20:33

  1. By Méabh Mc Mahon

(Photo: EUobserver)

The economic crisis has shaken citizens' trust in EU institutions, says Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros, who recently hosted a conference designed to give citizens access to the Union's key decision-makers. An Athens native, Diamandouros says he follows with a "very considerable degree of anxiety and pain" events in Greece as the country struggles to implement a series of harsh austerity measures in return for international aid.