Greek prime minister leaves hospital
Elena Becatoros - Associated Press
Greece's new prime minister was released from hospital Monday, two days after undergoing eye surgery that will prevent him from traveling to a European Union summit in Brussels this week.
The Brussels meeting comes just a week after Greece's new coalition government was formed following months of political turmoil and two inconclusive national elections. It was to have been a key test of Greece's hopes of renegotiating some of the austerity measures taken in return for its international bailout, under which it has received billions of euros in rescue loans from the International Monetary Fund and other European Union countries that use the euro.
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