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Greece Debt Crisis

Greek Pensioners Are Surviving On Just 120 Euros. Here's What That Buys.

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred & Danae Leivada | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

As Greece’s debt crisis rolls on, many Greek pensioners have been living off a paltry 120 euros ($132) for nearly two weeks. Greece last week sh...

Mark Blumenthal

Why The Polls In Greece Got It Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

Sunday was a bad day for pollsters, adding yet another poor performance following a string of recent high-profile polling misfires. This time the fina...

Greece's 'No' Is No Victory for Democracy

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

PARIS -- Ancient Greek had two words for the people: the "demos" of democracy and the "laos" of the mob. With his puerile call to shift the burden of his own errors and his reluctance to reform onto the shoulders of Greece's fellow Europeans, Tsipras is leaning toward the latter manifestation -- and promoting the worst version of Greek politics.

Elderly Man Schools Europe By Donating His Meager Pension To Greece

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

An elderly pensioner in Cyprus has a lesson in generosity for the rest of Europe. He may not have deep pockets, but 88-year-old Onoufrios Michaeli...

Dear Germans: Read Some Hegel!

Neni Panourgia | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Neni Panourgia

The crisis has exposed the very superficial understanding of democracy that "Europe" and the European Powers have, an understanding that they keep touting as the fundamental value of the Union, while violating it daily.

Greece's Debt Crisis Is Hurting Its Even Poorer Neighbors

Reuters | Benet Koleka | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

KAPSHTICA, Albania, July 8 (Reuters) - Sun-beaten and sullen, the four Albanian fruit-pickers returning home from a three-week stint working in Greece...

Greece Asks For European Bailout Funds, Rushes To Finish Reform Plan

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With a deadline just hours away to come up with a detailed economic reform plan, Greece requested a new three-year rescue from...

Forget About Greece -- China Is Falling Into Financial Chaos

Georges Ugeux | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Georges Ugeux

In the last few days the $400 billion of Greek debt took a new dimension. The Chinese markets lost almost 40 percent, more than $3 trillion.

The Latest On The Greek Financial Crisis

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the Greek financial crisis (all times Brussels local): ___...

Here's How Ordinary Greeks Are Living With Closed Banks And ATM Limits

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

Negotiators are working in Brussels this week to reach a deal on Greece's worsening debt crisis. Meanwhile, across Greece, banks are closed and capita...

Why Greece Needs Its Classics More Than Ever

Lex Paulson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Lex Paulson

As the crisis continues to unfold, Greece's ancient past should serve not as fashionable rhetoric alone, but as a deep spur to reflection and progress. Truly engaging with the classical could still be a powerful part of the solution as we take lessons from the past to imagine a better future for Greece and for us all.

Greece Moves Back in With Parents

Spencer Green | Posted 07.07.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Friends say Greece has been adjusting to this new living situation with surprising ease. "All he does is sleep, hang out at our old high school, and play Alien Crush on his TurboGrafx 16," says Herman Wittle, a former classmate of Greece's.

Young Greeks Aren't The Only Ones Losing Faith In Europe

HuffPost Germany | Sebastian Matthes | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

Europe is trembling. The Greeks have taken a stance against the rescue policy of their creditors. In truth, however, the Greek youth have voted a...

The Euro at a Tsipping Point: Greece Gets a Yellow Card, Not Yet a Red, As Merkel's Bluff Gets Called

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

As expressed (and predicted) in this blog several months ago, if I owe you 240 euros, it's my problem, but if I owe you 240 billion euros, it's certainly your problem, too.

The Many Interpretations Of Greece's 'No'

HuffPost France | Jean-Baptiste Duval | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

The Greek referendum is a political oddity that was observed worldwide. With 61 percent of the vote, the government-supported "no" won unexpected...

Live Updates On Greece's Debt Crisis

Posted 07.07.2015 | World

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras traveled to Brussels today for his first meeting with Europe's finance minister after Sunday's referendum. Foll...

Greek PM Looks For Last Minute Deal At Eurozone Summit

Reuters | Paul Taylor and Costas Pitas | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

By Paul Taylor and Renee Maltezou BRUSSELS, July 7 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras launched a desperate bid to win fresh aid from s...

Howard Fineman

Greece Is Just The Beginning Of The Great Austerity Backlash

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The global politics of austerity seeped into the press room of the White House on Monday, the day after the Greeks voted overwhelmingly ...

Bernie Sanders Backs Greek Rejection Of Austerity Measures

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voiced his support for Greece’s decision to reject a bailout deal that would have come...

Daniel Marans

Debt Relief Could Be Greece's Reward For Standing Up To Europe

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

The creditors of nations long enforced their claims by the cannons of government and, in some cases, the cannons of companies. They called it gunboat ...

Nick Robins-Early

Greece's Debt Crisis Enters A Precarious New Stage After Referendum

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

Thousands of jubilant Greeks poured into Athens' Syntagma Square on Sunday night and into Monday morning, after a decisive victory for the "no" vote i...

Cassandra's Foreboding Ghost Haunts Greece After the 'No' Vote

Michael Skafidas | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Michael Skafidas

ATHENS -- Tsipras appeared triumphant to greet his voters last night. What kind of a triumph it is remains puzzling. A few meters away from the victorious prime minister in Syntagma Square, the heart of Greece, the ATMs stand dark and empty. "It's sad to admit that we see darker days than before, darker even than during the dictatorship," I heard an old woman saying while queuing to get money a few days ago. "Back then there was political discontent but no poverty. Now we have both."

Not without Greece

Montserrat Domínguez | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Montserrat Domínguez

The Greeks have defied fear. But how will the European governments deal with their own fears? Specifically, how will they react to the possible light-speed contagion of Syriza's rebelliousness in Spain, Portugal and Italy?

White House: Greece Should Be Allowed To Remain In Eurozone

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

The White House is urging European and Greek leaders to reach a compromise on Greece's debt crisis, arguing that the country should be allowed to rema...

Leaders Of Europe's New Left Rejoice As Greeks Vote 'No'

HuffPost Italy | Angela Mauro | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- “Syriza’s fight is our fight. If Syriza loses, we all lose ...” Martina Anderson is a distinguished Irishwoman: tall,...