Austerity Measures To Combat Economic Crisis In Greece

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Waiters serve customers in a fashionable restaurant on March 24, 2010... News PhotoAthens - Greece,Cool Attitude,Customer,Greece,Horizontal,Human Interest,Restaurant,WaiterPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesATHENS, GREECE - MARCH 24: Waiters serve customers in a fashionable restaurant on March 24, 2010 in Athens, Greece. Luxury goods and brands have made their way to once-unfashionable Greece in the last 15 years since the small country began reforming its economy to join the euro zone. But some argue that Greece overextended itself, and fellow European nations negotiated March 24 over what role the International Monetary Fund could play in European Union efforts to alleviate Greece's debt crisis. Greece's debt and economic woes have prompted forced austerity measures as a condition of staying in the European Union, and EU-heavyweight Germany has opposed a bailout of the fragile, debt-ridden Greek economy. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)