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Greece Puts Up Barriers To Prevent Euro Breakup

AP | Posted 05.25.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government on Monday ruled out restricting access to bank accounts and the free movement of money if there is no brea...

Greece Says It Needs Bailout Deal By The End Of May

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Monday that he expects an agreement with bailout creditors within the next week, ...

Talks Between Greece And Its Creditors Appear To Be Back On Track

AP | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece may have only a couple of weeks left before it faces real problems meeting its financial commitments, the country's finance m...

Greece Will Rehire Cleaning Ladies, School Guards Laid Off Under Austerity

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

ATHENS, May 7 (Reuters) - Greece's parliament passed a law on Thursday paving the way for the government to rehire about 4,000 public sector workers...

Greece Makes IMF Payment But Another, Bigger One Looms

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and RAF CASERT | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cash-strapped Greece scraped together a 200 million-euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednes...

Greece Battles To Avert Catastrophic Funding Crunch

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

By Lefteris Papadimas and Jan Strupczewski ATHENS/BRUSSELS, May 5 (Reuters) - Greece blew hot and cold with its euro zone partners on Tuesday as it...

Greece or Europe on Trial in Latvia

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

More pragmatism including further professional advice in goodwill should hopefully produce a better state of mind all around at the Eurogroup's forthcoming gathering in Riga, Latvia, on 24 April.

Why Europeans Are Trying to Burn Down Their Central Bank

Mark Dawson | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Mark Dawson

BERLIN -- Great crises often produce enduring images. For the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this has often been a terrified child cowering behind protective parents; for 9/11 it was brave firemen rushing headlong into collapsing buildings. Last month saw what could become one of the lasting images of Europe's unending crisis: the sight of burning cars and buildings after riots outside the European Central Bank.

Time Out: Let's Stop the Blame Game in Europe

Yanis Varoufakis | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Yanis Varoufakis

ATHENS -- Five years after the first bailout was issued, Greece remains in crisis. Animosity among Europeans is at an all-time high, with Greeks and Germans, in particular, having descended to the point of moral grandstanding, mutual finger-pointing, and open antagonism. This toxic blame game benefits only Europe's enemies. It has to stop. Only then can Greece -- with the support of its European partners, who share an interest in its economic recovery -- focus on implementing effective reforms and growth-enhancing policies.

Greece Maneuvers To Stave Off Crisis

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

(Adds progress of talks in paragraph 8) By Costas Pitas ATHENS, March 28 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipra...

Greece To Run Out Of Cash By April 20 Without Fresh Aid

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

By George Georgiopoulos and Thorsten Severin ATHENS/BERLIN, March 24 (Reuters) - Greece risks running out of cash by April 20 unless it secures fre...

Greece Gets A Bit Of Good News As Fiscal Crisis Approaches

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, March 20 (Reuters) - Greece promised on Friday to speed up implementation of its extended bailout agreement and send a full list of detail...

EU Leaders Dampen Greek Hopes For Bailout Relief

AP | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders, losing patience with Greece's leftist government, warned Thursday that it needs to improve its balance sheet...

Greece Rejects 'Blackmail' As Cash Runs Low

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

* Greece could run out of cash within weeks * New Greek government has annoyed EU partners * Tsipras to visit Berlin nex...

My 'Disruptive' Footnote

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

Why should hundreds of millions of innocent people in Europe -- and more particularly the Greek people who have been devastated by this policy so far -- be bearing alone the cost of the damage caused almost entirely by German intransigence and diktat?

'Weimar Greece' and the Future of Europe

Cas Mudde | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Cas Mudde

The Great Recession has not turned Greece into an illiberal democracy, or (more positively formulated) an ill-functioning liberal democracy; it has always been one.

Greek Defense Minister: If Greece Leaves Eurozone, Spain And Italy Would Be Next

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2015 | World

BERLIN, March 14 (Reuters) - If Greece were to leave the eurozone, Spain and Italy would also end up quitting the common currency bloc, Greek Defense ...

Greece Proposes Using Tourist Spies To Crack Down On Tax Evasion

AP | By DEMETRIS NELLAS | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Of all seven reform proposals submitted by Greece to eurozone finance ministers, Reform No. 3 has been most talked about since...

Greece Accuses Spain, Portugal Of Conspiring To Topple Anti-Austerity Government

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2015 | World

* Spain, Portugal leading "axis of powers" against Athens-PM * Portuguese leader denies taking hard line on Greece * Ger...

Greek Prime Minister Rules Out Third Bailout

AP | Posted 04.29.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new radical left government has no intention of seeking another bailout deal from international creditors and will sp...

Krugman: Greece's Deal Is A Victory For Europe

The New York Times | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

Last week, after much drama, the new Greek government reached a deal with its creditors. Earlier this week, the Greeks filled in some details on how t...

I Apologize to the Greek People for Collaborating in This Illusion

Manolis Glezos | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Manolis Glezos

BRUSSELS -- Some people say that in an agreement you also have to make some concessions. But as a matter of principle, between the oppressor and the oppressed there can be no compromise, as there can be no compromise between the slave and the tyrant. Freedom is the only solution.

Eurozone Ministers Approve Greek Reform To Extend Bailout

AP | Posted 04.26.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece's creditors in the 19-country eurozone on Tuesday approved a list of reforms Athens proposed to get a 4-month extension to it...

Greece Misses Important Deadline

Posted 02.23.2015 | World

By Angeliki Koutantou and Karolina Tagaris ATHENS, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Greece will present its economic reform plans to the euro zone on Tuesday, a ...

IMF Chief Expresses Optimism For Greece

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.23.2015 | World

In a HuffPost Live interview Monday, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde told Arianna Huffington that she remains optimistic for Greece's economic future, as ...