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Greece Debt Crisis

Returning to Sanity?

David C. Wittig | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
David C. Wittig

Who would have thought that returning to Greece meant returning to sanity? But then again, who could have imagined two people more despised by the vo...

Is Anybody Hearing About the Problems of Young Greeks?

Kelly Fanarioti | Posted 10.03.2016 | World
Kelly Fanarioti

For one more time Greece is a champion at unemployment as according to figures released by Eurostat, the percentage of young people without job is 50.3 %.

Re-Writing Greece's Ancient Legends and Recent Headlines

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 10.03.2016 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This month we are organizing a major international conference at The Fletcher School, "Greece's Turn? Litmus Test for Europe." This conference is the ...

Getting Real About Greece: It's The Figures, Stupid!

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Michael G. Jacobides

This month the Greek supreme court has allowed public prosecutors to bring the former president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), Andreas Georgiou, to court to face charges of damaging the national interest for a second time - he was acquitted at the first attempt.

The Youth Identity Crisis in Greece and How One Village Is Fixing It

Panayioti Yannitsos | Posted 08.08.2016 | Media
Panayioti Yannitsos

A foggy lawyer of tear gas is pierced by an oncoming tank. Students cling to the gates of the polytechnic, pleading to the imposing hoard of soldiers below, "We are your brothers! We are your brothers!" The gates fall, mangled and crushed beneath the merciless tread of tank wheels.

From the European Union of the Cold War to a Renaissance Europe

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

EU needs to redesign itself as a real political union of equal members with common defense, economy, education and culture. Greek should be the official language of Europe. That would seal Europe's Greek origins and civilization.

By Embracing Responsibility, We Shall Overcome

Dimitris Maris | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Dimitris Maris

Greece needs to become identified with a term other than the crisis, with one or more words that would signal recovery and reconstruction.

Greece Has a Deal ... of Sorts

David C. Wittig | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
David C. Wittig

Greece finally passed its long awaited package of reforms, which follows the usual pattern. The Parliament was all too happy to raise taxes and social security contributions, but pension reform and the sale of NPLs is much less clear.

Greek Archaeology and Civilization at Risk

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Discovering the past is necessary but elusive. You think of what you did yesterday and you are often in doubt in seeking the truth of a few hours ago....

Amid Protests, Greece Passes Painful Fiscal Reforms

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.09.2016 | World

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek lawmakers on Monday passed a package of unpopular pension and tax reforms that the country's leftist-led government hopes wil...

There Is No Settlement -- Part ?

David C. Wittig | Posted 05.04.2016 | World
David C. Wittig

There was no settlement between the EU and Greece before Greek Easter as promised. I wonder how many more times that headline will appear.

U.S. Foreign Policy Got In The Way Of Helping Greece, Greek Ex-Official Says

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States did not pressure Germany more heavily to give Greece debt relief because it needed Germany’s cooperation in higher-p...

Nothing Has Happened

David C. Wittig | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
David C. Wittig

No, you did not miss my last article; I have not written since January 24, 2016. And no, nothing has happened in Greece since then ... no pension reform, no sales of NPLs, nothing. And, nothing is likely to happen for the foreseeable future.

In Greece, Constitutional Changes Without Constitutional Revision

Antonis Manitakis | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Antonis Manitakis

Let us not use the Constitution and its revision as an alibi for political power to conceal its inability to tackle a political problem on political terms. And it is sad to see constitutional changes being used as a firework.

Europe Cannot Sacrifice Greece

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

Sacrificing Greece will not save Europe from having to come face-to-face with awkward, complex and hazardous realities. Nor is the fundamental question here one of simply centralizing the processing of asylum claims -- generated by a basically flawed system.

The Case for Greek Startups

Aristos Doxiadis | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Aristos Doxiadis

During the long and deep crisis in Greece some businesses have done well. Tourism as a whole grew, and so did several segments of food and beverage. I...

Should the IMF Have Let Greece Default in 2010?

European Horizons | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
European Horizons

Given that the politics of Europe have prevented a robust economic recovery since then, one has to wonder if the political environment would be more recovery-friendly had the IMF let Greece collapse.

The Ongoing Greek Crisis

Elias Kulukundis | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
Elias Kulukundis

The proposal to seal the border between Macedonia and Greece made by the Slovenian Prime minister and being considered by Brussels is the latest round...

An Optimist Sees Opportunity

David C. Wittig | Posted 01.24.2016 | World
David C. Wittig

Each New Year seems to bring about a renewed optimism (unfortunately that optimism has already disappeared on Wall Street). Even I am beginning 2016 with the Greece glass half full. The weather is beautiful.

A Photographer's Journey To Capture Greece During The Crisis

HuffPost Greece | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.14.2016 | World

ATHENS, Greece - On April 23, 2010, Greece's then-Prime Minister George Papandreou addressed the world from the small Greek island of Kastelorizo. Pap...

You Can't Argue With a Sick Mind ...

David C. Wittig | Posted 12.29.2015 | World
David C. Wittig

To understand what is going on in Greece, imagine Bernie Sanders fighting to pass a significant reduction in social security payments in the U.S. in order to continue to prop up a host of insolvent banks.

Why Spain Is Not Greece... Yet!

Cas Mudde | Posted 12.20.2015 | World
Cas Mudde

After the implosion of the two old parties and the electoral success of the two new parties last night, Iglesias declared that a new Spain is born. He might be right, but for now, that new Spain does not look much like Greece.

Songs of the Doomed

David C. Wittig | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
David C. Wittig

Greece is being starved to death by a lack of capital. End the starvation, and the economy will turn around very quickly. In this case, starvation is the NPLs. The non-performing loans are strangling the Greek economy.

The Huffington Post Has Been Speaking Greek For A Year

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

If we had these 365 days flash before our eyes, those that would remain in our memories would not be the days that burned up in political fever, but those that gave a platform to everyday heroes.

The Tipping Point?

David C. Wittig | Posted 11.07.2015 | World
David C. Wittig

If Greece continues to refuse to deal with the NPL problem, it is only a matter of time before the Europeans simply cut the Greeks off completely.