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Yes, Europe's Jews Have a Future

Diego Ornique | Posted 07.23.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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 pundits s...

Greeks, a Nation Hating Itself

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 07.22.2016 | 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 07.21.2016 | 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 07.21.2016 | 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 01.04.2017 | 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 is Gre...

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 Greek debt c...

German Parliament Approves Plan For New Greek Bailout

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.04.2017 | World

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

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 officials...

Soulless Economics

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.16.2016 | 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 a new bai...

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 Summit ...

At Athens' Main Market, Greeks Brace For New Austerity

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

ATHENS -- It's noon and the heat in the historical center of Athens is suffocating, as if the buildings themselves are perspiring. Despite the burning...

Live Updates On The Greek Debt Crisis

Posted 07.15.2015 | World

Greece's parliament comes together today to debate whether to pass the harsh economic reforms demanded from the nation's eurozone creditors. The c...

As Greece Struggles to Remain in the Eurozone, What Lessons Can Ghana Take

Juliet Asante | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Juliet Asante

As Greece teeters on making history, whether it stays within or exits the Eurozone and what may follow, its many lessons are out there for us to potentially learn from.

Despite Deal, Grexit and European Unity Hang in Balance

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 07.14.2016 | 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 07.13.2016 | 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.

Understanding the Greek Financial Crisis

Tanya Nadine Khan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Teen
Tanya Nadine Khan

After last week's referendum, all eyes have been on Greece. For many of us, it is quite difficult to understand how the Greek Financial Crisis has happened, and how it affects the people of Greece, and those countries who use the Euro. Here are the basics of the situation.

Daniel Marans

How Germany Beat Greece In Liar's Poker

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Many observers are wondering how the left-populist renegades of Greece's Syriza party, which rose to power in January on the promise of delivering rel...

A Glimpse of the German Vision for Greece and Europe

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

A joke circulating has a Greek passport officer asking a German woman at the border, "Name?" She replies "Merkel, Angela." The passport officer conti...

The Greek Agreement Is Full of Loopholes, Coercive and Amounts to $ 100 billion

Georges Ugeux | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Georges Ugeux

It might not be as easy as it looks. I am expecting a serious fight at the Bundestag, the German Parliament. As for the Greek Parliament, will it indeed change the procedural code by July 22, approve the various changes of VAT and others?

Economists React To Greece's New Debt Deal

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

After months of contentious talks and a weekend filled with hostile all-night negotiations, Greece's quest to secure a debt bailout deal looks to fina...