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Tsipras' Victory Is Greece's Loss

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

The outcome of Greece's referendum represents a personal triumph for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and a political victory for his Syriza party. He galvanized and consolidated his political base, and potentially even expanded it. However, the poll results also marked a loss for Greece.

Why Reform Will Fail in Greece

Theodoros Arapis | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Theodoros Arapis

Five years into Greece's fiscal emergency, the Troika is justifiably skeptical about this week's make-or-break negotiations with Athens. Its leaders have heard these commitments before. For Syriza, this will be its most important test.

Greek Leftists Take Early Lead In Historic Election


ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary el...

Greek Leftists Aim For Historic Election Win

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

ATHENS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Greeks vote on Sunday in a historic election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing Syriza party, which h...

The Third Pillar

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

With the clock quickly counting down towards election day in Greece, the two competitors for the Prime Ministerial chair are Alexis Tsipras, the fiery leader of the leftist Syriza party, and Antonis Samaras, the stoic head of the conservative New Democracy party who governed the country until the fall of the coalition last week.

Don't Cry for Greece, Europe!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 03.01.2015 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

No one should be weeping nor should they be frightened that the Greek Parliament failed to elect a president on its third and final attempt this week and, as a result, set the country on course for a national plebiscite to be held on January 25th.

Greece Heading For Early Elections, Stoking Financial Concerns

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 02.28.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government was forced on Monday to call early national elections, stoking financial concerns as investors worry the m...

Why Early Elections Aren't a Risk for Greece

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Thanos Dimadis

Some analysts predict that the current political instability in Greece is going to drag the country back into a new tragedy of uncertainty, economic meltdown and a Grexit potentially.

Beware of Greeks in Despair!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

The Greeks are desperate, suffering for years without any hope. They are no longer frightened by the tumbling stock market and the increasing bond spreads nor by a looming national bankruptcy and a return to the Drachma.

A Monument of Hope

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Since mid-August, Greece has been living the discovery of the tomb of Amphipolis as if following a daily soap-opera, with the public at large mesmerized by the constantly updating developments of the excavation.

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Greece

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Andreas Souvaliotis

The power of your elected office, combined with a strong dose of moral courage on your part, can ‎be harnessed to trigger a national dialogue. And once people start talking and reflecting, the layers of bigotry will gradually fall away.

Joe Biden And Greek Leader Discuss Economy And Ukraine

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has discussed Greece's economic future and the situation in Ukraine with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Sam...

Europe's Way to Destruction (?)

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Thanos Dimadis

Having recently had a most interesting interview with the European Commission's president, José Manuel Barroso, I realized how much Europe struggle...

Time to Give Greece a Chance

Sabby Mionis | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Sabby Mionis

Greece seems to be achieving the impossible. Almost a year after in found itself at the bottom of the barrel, the government has achieved a primary budget surplus by embarking on unprecedented budget cuts and imposition of taxes.

Greek National Television: Of Raids and Deficiencies

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

It is unfortunate that the Greek government had the daring to make the politically risky but astute decision to put an end to a corrupt and decrepit ERT only to have it replaced by what is shaping up to be a NERIT that is its clone.

Crackdown or Breakdown: Greek Democracy and Its Discontents

Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou

History shows that breakdowns in democratic institutions and culture are the midwife of political extremism. The democracy-extremism connection is currently being played out in Greece, the birthplace of democracy.

Obama To Offer Support During Crisis

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and MARJORIE OLSTER | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called on Greece Thursday to balance austerity with growth as it seeks to recover from financial crisis, inv...

Obama To Meet With Greek Prime Minister

AP | Associated Press | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says Greece's leader will meet with President Barack Obama next month at the White House. Prime Minister Antonis Samara...

Just Like Sisyphus, Greeks Are Forever Pushing That Boulder Up the Hill

Elena Panaritis | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Elena Panaritis

Austerity is not a cure to the solvency crisis. It cannot and should not be considered a sustainable way out. What Greece and the rest of Europe need right now are leaders who can lead, instead of leaders trying to sugarcoat the issues in hopes of averting opposition from the people.

Greek State TV Still In Limbo As Talks Continue

AP | Posted 08.18.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece — State TV channels in Greece remained off-air Tuesday as the political storm over the future of public broadcaster ERT raged on,...

Greek Public Television: Hypocrisy and Truth

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Abruptly last Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras pulled the plug on Greece's national broadcaster, causing shock and turmoil among its coalition partners

Greek Gov't Could Fall Over State TV Closure

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece — The Greek government has avoided collapsing over a dispute stemming from Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' move to close the stat...

Gunmen Open Fire On Greek PM's Office

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

By Dina Kyriakidou and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Unidentified attackers opened fire on the Athens headquarters o...

Greece Bailout Crisis a Warning for U.S. Politicians Facing the Nation's Fiscal Cliff

Sheldon Filger | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Sheldon Filger

Greece is not only suffering appalling economic devastation. It is also presenting to the world a modern-day national Cassandra, with a prophetic warning that is especially relevant for American policymakers.

Greek Parliament Approves 2013 Austerity Budget

AP | DEMETRIS NELLAS and ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 01.11.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Greek lawmakers approved the country's 2013 austerity budget early Monday, an essential step in Greece's efforts to persuade its int...