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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.

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.

Greece Has Government, Head Of Country's Socialist Party Says

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Greece moved to end its protracted political impasse Wednesday, swearing in a new prime minister to lead a largely pro-bailout ...

Former Finance Minister Key In Greek Coalition Talks

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Evangelos Venizelos has worn many hats during the Greek crisis: point man in international bailout talks, inheritor of a once-domina...

Calls For Change In Greece

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Furious Greeks punished the two parties that have dominated politics for decades in the crisis-battered country Sunday, leaving...

Wave Of Protests Hits Greek Hospitals

AP | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Greece is already managing to beat some of its deficit-reduction targets, as figures released Wednesday show that its central b...

Greece Defaults! What Now?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

So this is happening: Greece has technically, officially defaulted on its debt. Now what? The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, t...

Greek Official: Many In Europe 'Don't Want Us Any More'

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER and ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS — European finance ministers insisted Wednesday on much tighter oversight of Greece's spending and austerity efforts, despite politicia...

Growth Reigniting in Greece: Enterprising Youth Refuse to Accept Defeat

Vanessa Andris | Posted 10.31.2011 | World
Vanessa Andris

In an inspiring defiance of defeat, young Greeks are taking their economy into their own hands and rebuilding its backbone in record numbers. During the first half of this year, 28,603 new businesses opened in Greece.

Greek Default Needed To Lure Long-Term Investors Back To Greece

Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

LONDON (Marius Zaharia) - Long-term investors standing aloof from the Greek debt crisis want holders of its government bonds to take a loss big en...

Greek Riot Police Respond To Protestors With Tear Gas

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Hours of rioting outside Greece's parliament left 46 people injured Tuesday, on the eve of a vote by lawmakers to adopt more pa...