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After The Bailout Comes The Tax Hikes

Associated Press | Menelaos Hadjicostis | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- How much did you say? That's likely to have been one of the most common questions in Greece on Monday after a raft of tax in...

What If Germany And Greece Switched Places?

Sebastian Christ | Posted 07.17.2015 | World
Sebastian Christ

Germany in 2015 is a nation full of self-righteousness. The Greek crisis has produced in the country an unpleasant strain of chauvinism vis-à-vis other nations, rooted in the belief in our own exemplarity: We work harder. We're more successful. We're more frugal.

Europe Has Passed a Historic Test

Sigmar Gabriel | Posted 07.16.2015 | World
Sigmar Gabriel

One thing is more important than anything else: Europe has passed a historical litmus test and has gotten back together again. In this we may find joy and the courage for later decisions.

A Corpse Can't Carry Out Reform in Greece. Here's What Can.

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

QUITO -- No country -- including Greece -- should expect to be offered debt relief on a silver platter; relief must be earned and justified by real reforms that restore growth, to the benefit of both debtor and creditor. And yet, a corpse cannot carry out reforms. That is why debt relief and reforms must be offered together, not reforms "first" with some vague promises that debt relief will come in some unspecified amount at some unspecified time in the future (as some in Europe have said to Greece).

Howard Fineman

From Greece To France To China, Nationalism Is Back In A Big Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- In China, a military parade this year will commemorate not the triumph of communism, but, rather, the 70th anniversary of Japan's surren...

Christoph Asche

The Economic Crisis In Greece –- As Told By An Athens Taxi Driver

HuffingtonPost.com | Christoph Asche | Posted 06.17.2015 | World

For an instant, his finger twitches. Should he honk the horn? “Does this have to happen right now?” Dimitris is a taxi driver in the Greek...

Ownership of the Issue in the Age of the Middle Finger

Cherno Jobatey | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Cherno Jobatey

The Greek Finance Minister and "the finger"... Who should you believe? German public television ARD? Their famous Host Günther Jauch? Bild newspaper? Or is it all just a big fake, as Varoufakis himself claims?

Merkel Rules Out Another Greek Debt Cut

AP | Posted 01.31.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the refusal of Greece's European creditors to consider forgiving part of the debt-ridde...

Around The World In 10 Photos

Posted 06.23.2012 | World

From Mexico to Myanmar, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across the gl...

Can Greece Earn Historic Win Over Germany?

Posted 06.22.2012 | Sports

By Karthick Arvinth, Goal.com The Mannschaft have never lost a European Championship quarterfinal and will be confident of keeping that record inta...

LIVE: Germany vs. Greece

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.22.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — Germany cruised past Greece 4-2 on Friday to reach the semifinal of the European Championship. Here's the best of the action an...

Greece: European Leaders Set To Give Financial Rescue Fund New Powers

Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

Update: European leaders have agreed to a new Greek rescue plan that will temporarily cause the country to default on some of its debt, according to T...

Cash-Strapped Greece Should Sell Islands, German MPs Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two German MPs have recommended Greece sell off some of its islands to counter the country's notorious debt problem. Josef Schlarmann and Frank Schae...