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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.

Argentina Shows Greece There May Be Life After Default

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

Defaults are difficult. But even more so is austerity. The good news for Greece is that, as Argentina showed, there may be life after debt and default.

Greece's Debt Crisis Deadline Approaches

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2015 | World

By Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS, June 30 (Reuters) - The head of the European Commission made a last-minute offer to try to persuad...

Europe's Attack on Greek Democracy

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics.

The Incompetent Greek Government, Not Its Creditors, Pushed the Economy off the Cliff

Pierpaolo Barbieri | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Pierpaolo Barbieri

BUENOS AIRES -- Athens in 2015 will become like Buenos Aires in 2001. Greeks now face the prospect of prolonged capital controls, severe political unrest and eventually a confiscation of ordinary citizens' savings to finance a government's withdrawal from the world.

EU Chief Urges Greeks To Vote 'Yes'

Posted 06.29.2015 | World

By Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, June 29 (Reuters) - The EU's Jean-Claude Juncker delivered an emotional condemnation of the G...

EU Tells Greeks 'Door Still Open' To Deal, Makes Offer Public

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2015 | World

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, June 28 (Reuters) - EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker launched a last-ditch drive on Sunday to pe...

The EU, the Grexit, and Market Failure

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.26.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

An orderly unwinding of Greece's and Europe's debt is possible. If it could be done in the U.S., when a third of all savings and loans associations failed in the 1980s and 1990s, something similar can be done in Europe.

EU Agrees To Take In 60,000 Refugees, But Leaders Warn It's Not Nearly Enough

AP | Posted 06.26.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union decided Friday to share 40,000 of the refugees landing in Italy and Greece but foot-dragging and verbal sniping ov...

Integrating Roma Into Europe's Future: Change Must Come From Within

Athéna Tacet | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
Athéna Tacet

A large majority of the estimated 10-12 million Roma living in Europe, six million of them in the EU and the majority in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Romania, continue to face social-economic prejudice, exclusion from mainstream education and healthcare, intolerance, xenophobia and stigmatization.

How the Migrant Crisis Is Testing Europe's Security Strategy

Fabrizio Tassinari | Posted 06.23.2015 | World
Fabrizio Tassinari

COPENHAGEN -- The most revolutionary idea of modern Europe has been to purse the safety of its citizens by opening borders, not erecting barriers. A new European security strategy must make the case that the nexus of security and integration still amount to the formula of European peace. That is a battle that Europe cannot afford to lose.

EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia By 6 Months

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union on Monday extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict...

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Europe's Far-Right Parties Form Group In EU Parliament

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — A coalition of far-right, anti-immigrant parties in the European Parliament announced Tuesday they are uniting to form a political g...

EU Urges European Countires To Relocate Refugees As Record Numbers Arrive By Sea

AP | LORNE COOK | Posted 06.10.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union urged its 28 nations Wednesday to swiftly endorse its plan to relocate 40,000 migrants as 1,000 more migrants arr...

Cameron Stumbles At G7 Meeting Over Britain's EU Ties

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

By Andrew Osborn KRUEN, Germany, June 8 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron tripped up over Europe at a summit of the Group of Seven I...

How a Grexit and Brexit Would Unravel Europe

Joschka Fischer | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Joschka Fischer

BERLIN -- The combination of Grexit and Brexit, and its consequences not just for the stability of the eurozone, but for the continued existence of the EU, is probably the greatest danger that Europe has faced since the Cold War's end.

Russia Dismisses EU Criticism Of Travel Blacklist

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

(Adds Czech Foreign Minister summoning Russian ambassador) MOSCOW, June 1 (Reuters) - Russia criticized the European Union on Monday f...

Russia Imposes Entry Ban On 89 European Leaders

Posted 05.30.2015 | World

By Andreas Rinke BERLIN, May 30 (Reuters) - Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, according to a list se...

10 Countries Unite To Support Queer Rights In South Korea

HuffPost Korea | Dohoon Kim | Posted 05.23.2015 | Gay Voices

On May 17th, the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea and the embassies of 10 European countries in South Korea declared thei...

Southeastern Europe: Left Behind or Leading the Change in Europe?

Erik Brattberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Erik Brattberg

Europe needs a new positive narrative to confront the plethora of serious internal and external challenges it faces. Otherwise, the entire European project as such may be at risk. This would be a historic mistake.

Securing Europe's Future Is About Securing Our Own Future

Erik Brattberg | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Erik Brattberg

After centuries of war, since 1945 and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, freedom, democracy and tolerance have served as the unifying forces during the longest era of peace and prosperity on the European continent.