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Europe: the crisis continues

New technocrat Italian and Greek Prime Ministers find being put in charge is easier than actually governing
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Italian politician Umberto Bossi (pictured last week in the Italian parliament) has a bunt message to new Prime Minister Mario Monti is, Call me if you want to talk ... but I make no promises. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water:

The technocrats put in charge of Italy and Greece last week are discovering that their presence hasn't calmed either the markets or the politicians whom they are supposed to mold into national unity governments.


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