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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Karolos Papoulias
Critical last-ditch talks to form a coalition government in crisis-struck Greece foundered once more Sunday, leading the country one step closer to new elections, although the socialist party leader said he retained 'existing but limited' optimism for a deal.
He was known for his slow and dream-like directing style and had enough stamina at 76 to be working on his latest movie.
"The atmosphere, symbolism and historical context of his cinematic storytelling went beyond the art form that he worked in and inspired young filmmakers," Greek President Karolos Papoulias said Wednesday. "(This) occurred at a time when he was extremely creative and the country was in need of his insight, making his absence all the more painful."
"But on the other hand, everyone has to assume their responsibilities," he said, according to a transcript of their conversation released by the prime minister's office. "In any case, we will move forward with this sense of responsibility and the necessary decisions"