Former PM Papademos: Violence doesn’t solve problems-it exacerbates them

Violence exacerbates existing problems, former prime minister Lucas Papademos said on Tuesday, commenting on the arrest of a 29-year-old man, believed by police to be responsible for the letter bomb that exploded in his hands last spring.

“The fact that a person was arrested who is responsible for acts of violence and terrorism is positive,” he said as he arrived at the Academy of Athens in central Athens. “Violence doesn’t solve problems- it simply exacerbates them. Justice will judge the actions and involvement of the man arrested,” he added.

Papademos, who is president of the Academy, will address Hazim J. Safi, Professor and Chair of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, whom the Academy welcomed as a corresponding member.