Greece hopes EU will back Papademos for ECB VP

GREECE - Greece hopes other European Union members will support Bank of Greece governor Lucas Papademos' candidacy for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank, the government said Wednesday.

Describing Papademos as a "very good banker who has governed positively," government spokesman Christos Protopappas said he hoped the central banker would be selected to the post by E.U. leaders next month.

"He has contributed significantly to the course of the euro and its introduction in the Gree

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