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  • **FILE** Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou talks to the media during a press conference on May 2, 2010, in Athens. (Associated Press)

    Greek ex-finance minister caught up in scandal

    Greece's former finance minister is at the center of an escalating political scandal after three of his relatives were allegedly found missing from a list of Greeks with Swiss banks accounts that authorities are using to investigate possible tax evasion.

  • Greek Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos enters the Parliament to attend an emergency meeting of Socialist lawmakers, in Athens, Thursday, June 16, 2011. Venizelos was appointed as new Finance Minister after Prime Minister George Papandreou reshuffled the Cabinet. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

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    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou met the demands of his restive party by replacing his finance minister Friday in a broad cabinet reshuffle that won strong support from markets, optimistic that crucial austerity measures will now be passed.

  • A demonstrator shouts anti-government slogans in Thessaloniki, Greece, Friday Sept. 10, 2010. Unions are staging protests in Thessaloniki ahead of an annual weekend speech on the state of the economy by Prime Minister George Papandreou. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

    Greek protesters to confront government on economy

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