The Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis has one of the toughest public relation jobs in the world.
His mission is to convince the world's markets and Europe's governments that his country is now on the path to financial redemption.
The latest emergency bailout has seen Greece borrow another 150 billion dollars
While Greece had an "explosive combination of debt and deficit" the problems confronting the EU and its single currency is a wider problem, he tells HARDtalk's Tim Franks.
Watch the full interview on BBC World News on Tuesday 2 August at 03:30 GMT, 08:30 GMT, 15:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Tuesday 2 August at 04:30 BST and on Wednesday 3 August at 00:30 BST.