By Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, CNBC Anchor
ATHENS ( CNBC) -- From the German press to Stephen Colbert's hit show on Comedy Central, Greece has been the butt of jokes throughout the financial crisis. The implication is always the same -- that the Greek people are lazy and don't like to work. The stereotype makes Michalis Chrysochoidis, Greece's minister of development and competitiveness, bristle. "There is a myth that the Greeks don't work many hours. This is a big lie," Chrysochoidis said. "The reality is that the Greek people work more than any other country in the European Union."
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