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Greece Election

When History Elects a Government

Konstantina Karakosta | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
Konstantina Karakosta

On April 23rd, 2010, Prime Minister George Papandreou issued an announcement: "It is absolutely necessary that we make a formal request to our partners to activate the support mechanism we and the other members of the EU have created together."

Greece Nears Election As Far-Left Leader Gives Up Coalition Bid

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

ATHENS, Aug 27 (Reuters) -- Greece's top Supreme Court judge was sworn in as caretaker prime minister on Thursday to lead the country to elections nex...

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

Yanis Varoufakis | Posted 05.30.2015 | Home
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.

Appeal to Europe's Leaders: Give Greece a Chance

George Papandreou | Posted 04.19.2015 | Home
George Papandreou

The fiscal adjustment we have accomplished was done much less through reform, i.e. reorganizing the management of our country, public sector and economy, and more through cuts and taxes. However this has placed an inordinate burden on the middle class, it has created an army of young unemployed and many households are under the poverty line.

Will Greece's New Government Be a Western Mouthpiece for Putin?

Takis Michas | Posted 04.04.2015 | Home
Takis Michas

ATHENS -- Syriza's new geopolitics have won it many friends in Moscow. Moscow reciprocated to the Greek government's statements opposing the embargo by praising Greece for its "democratic attitude," while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov immediately invited his Greek counterpart to Moscow.

Has the Greek Revolt Buried German Austerity?

Joschka Fischer | Posted 04.04.2015 | Home
Joschka Fischer

BERLIN -- Not long ago, German politicians and journalists confidently declared that the euro crisis was over; Germany and the European Union, they believed, had weathered the storm. Today, we know that this was just another mistake in an ongoing crisis that has been full of them. The latest error, as with most of the earlier ones, stemmed from wishful thinking -- and, once again, it is Greece that has broken the reverie.

Could The New Syriza Government Be Good For Greece's Economy?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.31.2015 | Home

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with economist Edward Hadas abou...

Why a Referendum on a 'Greek Plan' for Reform Is Now the Best Way Forward

George Papandreou | Posted 03.27.2015 | Home
George Papandreou

The internal political situation is highly polarized between political forces playing with fear and insecurity and others capitalizing on anger and despair. This inflates extreme right and left populism. Much irresponsible and opportunistic rhetoric abounds. This polarization is squeezing out moderate left of center forces that historically have been fundamental in promoting democracy and reforms in Greece.

Carina Kolodny

WATCH: Here's Why You Should Definitely Care About The Greek Election | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.26.2015 | Home

Greeks are heading to the polls on Sunday and the results of the vote could have consequences that reach far beyond the Hellenic Republic's sandy shor...

Massive Crowd For Syriza's Final Rally

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.22.2015 | Home

Greek opposition party Syriza held its final campaign rally in Athens on Thursday, three days before the country heads to the polls in crucial electio...

Earthquake Appears Imminent In Critical Greek Election

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2015 | Home

By Deepa Babington ATHENS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Greece's Syriza party is set for a comfortable victory in Sunday's general election, according to opi...

Greek PM Urges Lawmakers To Avoid Snap Election

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2015 | Home

By Renee Maltezou ATHENS, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras warned lawmakers on Saturday against the snap electi...

Conservative Party Leads In Greek Election

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2012 | Home

ANKARA, June 25 (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it had no intention of going to war with anyone after one of its jets was shot down by Syria last ...

Greek Parties Hit Political Stalemate, Euro Exit Fears Grow

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home

By George Georgiopoulos and Karolina Tagaris ATHENS, May 14 (Reuters) - Greek leftists rejected a last-ditch proposal by the head of s...