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This European Nation Used To Jail People For Listening To The Beatles

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.25.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with author Fred Abrahams about...

Senator: Germany Has 'Damaged' Europe To Help Big Banks At Greece's Expense

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says the German government has refused to take responsibility for its biggest banks, whose reckless lending ...

EU Opens Antitrust Case Against 6 Major US Movie Studios

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business

BRUSSELS — The European Union has launched an antitrust case against six major U.S. movie studios, including Disney and Warner Bros, a...

History's Lesson: The EU Is a Survivor

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Remembering history is crucial to understanding the present. Its lessons can be ignored or badly played, but a knowledge of history helps steer us away from exaggerated, immediate conclusions anchored in the flow of the quotidian.

Europe Seeks An Agreement On How To Tackle The Migrant Crisis

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, July 20 (Reuters) - The European Union will try to reach an agreement on Monday to tackle the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean despite re...

To Rescue Greece, Invest in Skills and Small Business

Sabina Dewan | Posted 07.16.2015 | World
Sabina Dewan

If Greece's creditors seek to help the country eventually stand on its own two feet, it should provide the debt relief that could make Greek products more competitive internationally. Supporting businesses is one side of the equation. The other part is investing in human capital.

Prof. Krugman: Fast and Loose With the Facts

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

When reading Prof. Krugman's works, it's prudent to fact check. Prof. Krugman has always been in the Eurosceptic camp. Indeed, the essence of many of his pronouncements can be found in declarations from a wide range of Eurosceptic parties.

"Pivoting" West, When We Should be Pivoting East

Marc Barnett | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Marc Barnett

Increased cooperation between the U.S. and Europe facilitates a safer world. Europe and America can play the clichéd "good cop/bad cop" in real life, utilizing the best combination of hard power and soft power to secure global security allowing prosperity. I just hope Europe can see the advantages of playing a larger role too.

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.

All-out Attack on Cambodian Democracy

Patrick Alley | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Patrick Alley

The LANGO is the first of four repressive laws in the pipeline designed to crush a movement for change that began building around Cambodia's 2013 election, when garment workers, land and forest defenders, monks and the urban youth came together to challenge the current government.

Behind Zarif's Rebuttal of EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini

Shahir ShahidSaless | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Shahir ShahidSaless

Russian state-run news service RIA Novosti has reported that a senior official from the group of six world powers has told Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, that the nuclear talks should immediately conclude if he is not interested in reaching a deal.

Can Tsipras Move From Doublespeak to a Deal?

Andreas A. Papandreou | Posted 07.10.2015 | World
Andreas A. Papandreou

ATHENS -- Tsipras can become a leader of stature and take the deal and side with the vast majority of Greeks on either side of the "Yes"/"No" divide to whom he has promised to remain in the euro and undertake the reforms Syriza has resisted. Alternatively, he can live a short moment of glory as a revolutionary by siding with a small minority of the "no" camp and turn the country into a failed state run by a new set of authoritarian oligarchs.

Greek Talk in an Austrian Castle

Cate Montana | Posted 07.09.2015 | Travel
Cate Montana

So I'm sitting on the ramparts of an 11th century Austrian castle, watching the moon rise, talking about--of all things--Greece and European politics....

Greece -- the Decisive Factor

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

The conclusion first! Greece will stay in the Euro. Agreement with the creditors will be reached and it is not difficult to see how it will look. The challenge is to trace how to get there.

Zach Carter

Why Obama Is Leaving Greece To Fend For Itself Against Germany

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 'Double Truth' Revealed by Greek Crisis Shows Path Ahead Is a 'Two Speed' Europe

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Nicolas Berggruen

Europe has arrived at its moment of double truth. The muddling is over with and the path ahead is clear for all to see.

Who Knows What's Next For Greece? Google, Hopefully

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology

Moments after the Greeks rejected an austerity deal from the EU, they took all of their unanswered questions to Google.

Greece Has Reached Its Threshold of Pain

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

It should not have come as a surprise that the majority of Greek voters opted not to accept more externally-imposed austerity, by voting "no" in Sunda...

Can the Eurozone Withstand a Grexit?

Antonio Roldán Monés | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Antonio Roldán Monés

Although the eurozone is better equipped than it was in the past, it is still a highly imperfect monetary union. In fact, if Greece exits, new vulnerabilities will emerge, and there is no certainty other weak southern periphery economies will actually be protected. This may add to the many reasons for the two parties to reach an agreement this week, allowing Greece to remain in the eurozone. The alternative could be the beginning of the end of the euro.

What Will Save the Euro?

Harlan Green | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Now that Greece has voted "no" on the latest proposal by the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (the so-called "troika"), will Greece stay in the eurozone? If so, Greece may save the euro.

Greeks' Decisive No Vote Leaves Europe With 2 Options: Forgive Some Debt or, Worse, Face a Grexit

Karl Whelan | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Karl Whelan

DUBLIN -- The decisive nature of the No vote should persuade European leaders to set aside their hopes of forcing regime change and to focus their minds on the practical implications of a Grexit. They need to acknowledge something that is widely accepted: that Greece cannot pay back all of the money loaned by Europe. Pushing Greece towards a euro exit  is probably the strategy that will ultimately minimize the return of money to the creditors.

Why Congress Holding the IMF Accountable for Failed Policies in Greece Could Actually Make a Difference

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Unlike many letters from Congress that are ignored by the executive branch, this one might be taken more seriously by the IMF and the U.S. Treasury department -- which is the IMF's most powerful overseer. One reason is that the IMF has been trying for five years to enact reforms in its governance structure that are very important to the Fund and Treasury -- reforms that can't be enacted unless they are approved by Congress.

PHOTOS: Greeks Prepare For Crucial Referendum

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

Greece was on edge on Thursday, days ahead of a controversial referendum on the country's economic future. Scheduled for Sunday, the referendum wi...

The Real Question for the Greeks: What Will Happen the Day After the Referendum?

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Anastasia Roumelioti

Today is Monday the 29th of July. I am writing this from London, the city where I have built my career and life upon graduating from business school. ...

The Case For 'Europe'

OpedSpace | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
OpedSpace

Today we stand on the precipice of a European implosion. A popular referendum on July 5th may determine if Greece will leave the monetary union, and perhaps, according to its Central Bank, also the EU.