Papandreou’s cabinet passes laws for the implementation of budget cuts necessary to secure an international bailout.
The Greek debt crisis has had far-reaching consequences and it is not just the cities and the commercial centres – far-off islands are also feeling the pinch.
The picturesque island of Aegina, famous for its pistachio farming, is struggling as production continues to dwindle.
Members of co-operatives have come down from 600 to 230. This year sales are down, so payouts are much lower.
Amid the hardship, a German suggestion to sell off Greek islands to pay off the debts has angered the residents and farmers of Aegina, from where A Jazeera’s Tim Friend filed this report.