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Prime Minister George Papandreou gestures after welcoming EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom to the Maximos Mansion. Malmstrom told Kathimerini that she applauds the government’s plan for dealing with asylum applications (46,000 cases are outstanding). She said 10 EU member states have said they will help Greece fund the program and provide technical know-how but stressed that Athens first has to show it is implementing the changes.