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06/12/2013 04:20 pm ET Updated Aug 12, 2013

George Papandreou At TEDGlobal 2013: Imagine A European Democracy Without Borders

TED and and The Huffington Post are excited to co-premiere a selection of the latest talks from TEDGlobal 2013. Taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland, from June 10-14, TEDGlobal will feature a program of multi-disciplinary speakers who challenge the status quo and ask us to 'Think Again.'

Today's talk is by former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou. Greece has been the poster child for European economic crisis, but Papandreou wonders if it's just a preview of what's to come. "Our democracies," he says, "are trapped by systems that are too big to fail, or more accurately, too big to control" -- while "politicians like me have lost the trust of their peoples." How to solve it? Have citizens re-engage more directly in a new democratic bargain. Watch the talk and leave us your thoughts in the comments below!

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