The modern Athens tram was inaugurated in July 2004, a few weeks before the Athens Summer Olympics. It was a controversial project, because it took away parking spaces that were already sorely needed, split various neighborhoods in half, and did not improve the commuters' prospects in Athens and its suburbs.
ATHENS -- Five years after the first bailout was issued, Greece remains in crisis. Animosity among Europeans is at an all-time high, with Greeks and Germans, in particular, having descended to the point of moral grandstanding, mutual finger-pointing, and open antagonism. This toxic blame game benefits only Europe's enemies. It has to stop. Only then can Greece -- with the support of its European partners, who share an interest in its economic recovery -- focus on implementing effective reforms and growth-enhancing policies.