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From Greek to Euro Crisis: How German Ideology Is Destroying Europe's Future

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 08.03.2015 | World
Jakob von Uexkull

The EU must and can settle internal deficits and surpluses, as long as these remain within the euro zone. Therefore, a better integration of economic and fiscal policies and a significant increase in economic transfers within the euro zone are needed.

The German Menace

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The EU was created to expand democracy, boost economic growth, and contain Germany within a democratic whole. Instead, it is destroying democracy, crushing growth, and leaving Germany's most churlish impulses to rule Europe. Before it is over, one of history's noblest experiments in enlightened statecraft could end in ruins.

How to Repair Europe by Leveraging German Overreach

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

CORFU, Greece -- The opportunity now is to leverage German overreach against itself, like in judo, to flip the agenda of building Europe's future toward a broader approach beyond sovereign debt and the euro.

The Return of the Ugly German

Joschka Fischer | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Joschka Fischer

BERLIN -- At its core, the criticism articulates an astute awareness of Germany's break with its entire post-WWII European policy. Germany's stance on the night of July 12-13 announced its desire to transform the eurozone from a European project into a kind of sphere of influence.

Greek Crisis: Why Tsipras Remains in Power

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

After three weeks on the brink of collapse, Greek banks have finally reopened marking the return of some form of normality. However, strict capital controls remain in place for the foreseeable future, as does the general state of political and economic uncertainty.

Rising Anti-Semitism In Europe: History Repeating Once Again

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

While we do not see a correlation between high numbers of violent incidents and high levels of anti-Semitic beliefs, Jews feel freer to live openly as Jews when they are confident of being accepted in their societies, not just in the absence of security concerns.

Merkel Rules Out Greek Debt Write-Off, But Open To Other Relief

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.19.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday suggested that Germany would show flexibility in negotiating how Greece deals with its massive debt...

Why America Is Not The Next Greece

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.18.2015 | Politics

  WASHINGTON -- Watching the battle play out between Greece and Europe's financial leadership, observers in the United States might wonder how it...

German Parliament Approves Plan For New Greek Bailout

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.17.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The bailout of Greece cleared some further key hurdles Friday after German lawmakers overwhelmingly gave their backing to...

Angela Merkel To Crying Teen Refugee: 'We Can't Cope' With Everyone

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.16.2015 | World

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A Taxing Situation in Greece

Larry Goanos | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Larry Goanos

I am not an economist, a political scientist or a network T.V. commentator. I am the son of a Greek immigrant. As such, I have my own theory as to the root cause of the Greek financial crisis. Or, if it's not the singular "root cause," it's certainly a major factor in its creation.

Inside Germany's Destructive Anger Toward Greece

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

A deal has finally been reached that could keep Greece in the eurozone.Few are happy with the outcome. We’ve heard a lot about how the Greeks f...

Despite Deal, Grexit and European Unity Hang in Balance

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

After a grueling 17-hour negotiating session in Brussels, a last-minute deal was finally reached between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his euro zone creditors. At least for now, it averts a Greek exit from the euro and halts the European Union's most serious existential crisis. However, the agreement marks only the end of one chapter in this unfolding saga.

A Postcard From Greece: The Everyday Effects of Austerity on a Desperate Nation

David R. K. Adler | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
David R. K. Adler

Recessions make ghosts--ghosts of industry past, ghosts of supermarkets past, ghosts of tenants and their dream condos past. And Greece, in the midst of an economic crisis worse than the Great Depression, is full of them.

The Real Reasons France's President Wanted To Keep Greece In Eurozone

HuffPost France | Alexandre Boudet | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Before the agreement between Greece and its creditors was even official, European centrists' leader Guy Verhofstadt paid tribute to French Presid...

Politics on Terrorizing Citizens

Christos Terzides | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Christos Terzides

It's clear that we're living in an era where politics has failed and, like politicians, has become remote from the ordinary European citizen.

Angela Merkel Facing Criticism Over Handling of Greek Crisis

The Wall Street Journal | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.12.2015 | World

BERLIN—Europe’s standoff with Greece has thrown German Chancellor Angela Merkel into one of the deepest domestic political crises of her ...

The Crisis Is About The Euro, Not Just Greece

David Paul | Posted 07.12.2015 | Politics
David Paul

The underlying question raised by the Greek financial crisis has been largely ignored, which is whether Greek adoption of the euro -- or even the creation of the Eurozone at all -- was a bad idea to begin with, and one that will not get better with time. This is the question that Germany must fear.

German Parties Split Over Greek Bailout Proposal

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2015 | World

By Michael Nienaber BERLIN, July 10 (Reuters) - The parties in Angela Merkel's coalition government sent conflicting signals on the latest reform p...

Greeks License Prefixes

Greg Hampikian | Posted 07.09.2015 | Comedy
Greg Hampikian

Athens. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a new bailout plan, trademarking Greek prefixes and suffixes. "The Greek alpha™bet...

Message to Merkel: Think Outside the Box

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Oliver R. Goodenough

The Greek debt crisis is a collision of two seemingly incompatible necessities. One is to put the Greek economy into a position for long term health; the other is to keep it from expiring in the short term. If these are to be reconciled, the players in Europe need to think outside the box, rather than retreat into bluster, blame, and the repetition of old positions.

The Greek Crisis Digs Up the Art of Compromise

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 07.09.2015 | Good News
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Compromise is as old as humanity. It can be traced back to the moment when our far predecessors realized that it was better to hear the message than to eat the messenger.

Zach Carter

Why Obama Is Leaving Greece To Fend For Itself Against Germany | Zach Carter | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is effectively sitting out the contentious talks over the festering economic crisis in Greece, despite increasi...

The Latest On The Greek Financial Crisis

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the Greek financial crisis (all times Brussels local): ___...

Greece Given Until Sunday For Debt Deal

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

* Euro zone sets end-of-week deadline for Greece, EU summit Sunday * Juncker warns that plans for "Grexit" are ready if need be ...