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If The Eurozone Were A Club, Germany Would Be The DJ

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.28.2015 | World

Since the start of the Greek debt crisis, commentators have struggled to find the right metaphor for Greece’s relationship to Europe. Is it a ba...

Greek Teens React to Crisis: Part 1

Sophia Armenakas | Posted 07.28.2015 | Teen
Sophia Armenakas

In the midst of Greece's economic turmoil teens are growing up faster and forming their own political opinions.

Greece Moves Forward In Bailout Talks As Government Comes Under Fire

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.28.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece pushed ahead with talks on a new rescue loan Tuesday, but its government came under increasing pressure over clai...

Varoufakis Had Secret Plans For A Parallel Greek Payment System

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

Greece's debt saga took an unexpected turn on Sunday, when Greek media reported that former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis had surreptitiously mad...

Germany Wants A Strong Greece

Peter Wittig | Posted 07.26.2015 | World
Peter Wittig

There has been a lot of talk about who has won and who has lost in the recent negotiations on the Greek debt crisis, about who is strong and who is weak in Europe, who is cruel to whom and who has dictated what. This whole discussion, in my mind, misses the point. Europe, especially Germany, wants a strong Greece.

Greek Bailout Talks Delayed Once Again, Official Says

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.25.2015 | World

ATHENS, July 25 (Reuters) - Talks between Greece and its international creditors over a new bailout package will be delayed by a couple of days becau...

The Euro Is In Trouble. But Romania Still Wants In.

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.25.2015 | World

The extraordinary political and economic turbulence of the Greek debt crisis has prompted widespread speculation that other European countries will no...

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 Bailout Talks Delayed

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.24.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Friday invited the International Monetary Fund to participate in its negotiations with European creditors over ...

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 ...

Yes, Europe's Jews Have a Future

Diego Ornique | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Diego Ornique

Faced with rising anti-Semitism, terrorism, and unclear financial prospects, many have gone so far as to predict the mass exodus of millions of European Jews or urged them to flee. But that is not happening.

A Death in Brussels

Michael Brenner | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Michael Brenner

Let's tell it straight: "Europe" committed suicide last weekend in Brussels. It was an assisted suicide. The IMF wrote the original story line and set the scene; the European Central Bank provided the revolver and ammunition; while Germany unrelentingly urged that the suicide was a necessary act of moral redemption that was imperative to save the EU from eternal damnation.

The Mystery Of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Popularity

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras may have lost at the negotiating table with Greece’s eurozone creditors, but in a development that has pundi...

Greeks, a Nation Hating Itself

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 07.22.2015 | World
Thanos Dimadis

I'm traveling back to my country dominated by a feeling of sadness. There is no more depressing thing for someone than to see his nation be stagnated in misery and depression caused by the high unemployment rates and lack of any light of hope for a better future.

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.

The Privatization Plan for Greece Should Be a Stigma on Europe's Conscience

Yanis Varoufakis | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Yanis Varoufakis

ATHENS -- The plan is politically toxic because the fund, though domiciled in Greece, will effectively be managed by the troika. It did not have to be this way. At a turning point in European history, our innovative alternative was thrown into the dustbin.

Greece Submits Bill Needed To Start Bailout Rescue Talks

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.21.2015 | World

ATHENS, July 21 (Reuters) - Greece should wrap up bailout talks with international lenders by August 20, once parliament approves the second package o...

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...

Ben Bernanke Criticizes Europe Over Greek Debt Crisis

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business

Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke said Friday that the “failure of European economic policy” played a significant role in the Gre...

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...

Banks To Reopen After Greece Agrees To Steep Austerity Cuts

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.16.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Thursday won vital pledges of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing, but offi...

Soulless Economics

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

An allegedly impersonal economic structure, which quietly benefits the infinitesimally few who have far more than they need, is no foundation for our future.

Europe Moves To Restore Funding To Greece After Bailout Vote

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.16.2015 | World

ATHENS, July 16 (Reuters) - Europe moved to re-open funding to Greece's stricken economy on Thursday after the parliament in Athens approved...

Former Greek Finance Minister Calls Bailout Deal Reforms 'Fiscal Waterboarding'

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis published a blog on his website Wednesday providing a line-by-line takedown of the July 12 Euro Su...