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Greece Elections

This Is the Way out of the Greek Debt Crisis

Yanis Varoufakis | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
Yanis Varoufakis

ATHENS -- The current disagreements with our partners are not unbridgeable. Our government is eager to rationalize the pension system (for example, by limiting early retirement), proceed with partial privatization of public assets, address the non-performing loans that are clogging the economy's credit circuits, create a fully independent tax commission and boost entrepreneurship. The differences that remain concern how we understand the relationships between the various reforms and the macro environment.

Democracy Today Is Wild and Constituent. A Spanish Example.

Antonio Negri | Posted 04.29.2015 | World
Antonio Negri

The comrades of Podemos are the only ones in Europe who have seriously dared to take this step and construct a vertical axis from a movement of a new potentiality and unprecedented power, organizing without demagoguery or subterfuge a pathway out of grassroots democracy.

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.

Why Greece's Call for WWII Reparations From Germany Is a Very Bad Idea

Sylvie Goulard | Posted 04.12.2015 | World
Sylvie Goulard

No responsible leader worthy of the title should take the risk of threatening the peace which has reigned since the end of the Second World War.

Greece and Europe: The Need for a Political Response

Tassos Giannitsis | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Tassos Giannitsis

Given all current complex problems characterizing the European landscape, Greece must abandon many myths and stereotypes, accept that the country itself is the source of many significant problems and that it should mobilize its own internal forces. Europe on the other hand should also admit to its mistakes.

All We Are Saying, Is Give Greece a Chance

Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos | Posted 04.09.2015 | World
Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos

The Greek people voted overwhelmingly for a new start. But Prime Minister Tsipras cannot deliver that new start alone. He needs help from World leaders and Europe's other leaders and the involved Eurozone officials, easing up the strict -- non-workable rules imposed -- on the Greek people.

Putin Congratulates New Greek Prime Minister Tsipras, Invites Him To Moscow

AP | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Greece's new prime minister to Moscow in May, as Athens and Berlin publicly trade...

Alexis Tsipras: A Fresh, New Air in Europe?

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

In claiming a huge victory for his radical left-wing Syriza party on January 25th, Alexis Tsipras was able to provoke a stunning response from the Greek electorate to his country's economic collapse that continued unabated through five long years of austerity.

What Is the Real Greek Morality Tale?

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

Does anyone in their right mind think that any country would willingly put itself through what Greece has gone through, just to get a free ride from its creditors? If there is a moral hazard, it is on the part of the lenders -- especially in the private sector -- who have been bailed out repeatedly.

Read The Daily Blog Of Greece's 'Erratic Marxist' Finance Minister

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

Yanis Varoufakis, a self-described "erratic Marxist," is the new finance minister of Greece under the just-elected Syriza-led government of Prime Mini...

Greece Strikes a Blow to Austerity. What Happens Now?

Lynn Parramore | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Lynn Parramore

In the following interview, Mario Seccareccia, a professor of economics at the University of Ottawa, talks about why what happened to Greece was entirely predictable, why the Greeks were right to reject austerity in the recent election, and what challenges the country faces in forging a sustainable path forward with the left-wing Syriza party at the helm.

Greece's Leftist Government Sparks Fears Of A Russian Beachhead In Europe

The Washington Post | Griff Witte and Karoun Demirjian | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

LONDON — Just days after shaking European economic policy to its core with a sweeping win in Greek elections, the radical leftist party Syriza is ch...

Greece Shines a Light

John R. Burbank | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
John R. Burbank

What went unnoticed was the increasing support for the populist parties of the left, those that believed in and held to the standards for social democracy, as opposed to a liberal bourgeois democracy in which the financial sector called the shots.

Will Spain, Italy and France Follow the Greek Revolt Against Austerity?

Xenia Kounalaki | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Xenia Kounalaki

ATHENS -- The strong mandate he got from the polls, has put a burden on Mr. Tsipras to fulfill the great expectations he produced. If he succeeds, the Spanish Podemos, the French Front National and Italy's Bepe Grillo could all follow suit and question Berlin's fiscal orthodoxy. The much feared domino effect set off by Greece at the outset of euro crisis in 2010 could now materialize in another way.

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

George Papandreou | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
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.

The Greeks Have Taken Responsibility

Rena Dourou | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Rena Dourou

It has been clear that the Greek citizens have rejected, not just the austerity measures, but also the vicious, patronizing and corrupted political system, ruled for four decades by the conservative ND and the socialist PASOK.

A Note on Greek Elections and Our New Movement (KINIMA)

George Papandreou | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
George Papandreou

As Greeks head to the polls today, I would like to share some of my thoughts with you on the current political situation and my decision to create a new party, the Movement of Democratic Socialists.

Greek Leftists Aim For Historic Election Win

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

ATHENS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Greeks vote on Sunday in a historic election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing Syriza party, which h...

HuffPost Exclusive: Greece Pre-Election Poll

HuffPost Greece / Focus Bari | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

These days, most polls are centered on the intent to vote and the popularity of political leaders. We at The Huffington Post Greece understand the peo...

Sunday's Election: For Greeks Only!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Only Greeks living in Europe have been granted the right to vote for Greece's European Members of Parliament at their local embassies and consulates. In the case of national elections, though, where the future of the country is in question, the issue becomes much more complicated.

What Greece's Election Means For The Rest Of The World

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

Greece will vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday, nearly one month after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was forced to call a snap vote after parl...

Naysayers Aside, Greece Has Nothing to Lose but Its Chains

Maria Paravantes | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Maria Paravantes

The international media's favorite soap opera is back... this time, with even more suspense and scandal, triumph and tragedy. The Greek elections, true to the Greek psyche, are full of pathos.

7 Key Points to Understanding the Greek Elections

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

The upcoming elections in Greece are undeniably a global event, whose importance transcends Greece's borders.

7 Keys to Understanding the Greek Elections

Παύλος Τσίμας | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Παύλος Τσίμας

The upcoming elections in Greece are undeniably a global event, whose importance transcends Greece's borders.

The Left in Power? Greece Goes to the Polls

Christos Terzides | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Christos Terzides

What does the EU and the West have to fear from a left party and its leader, especially when he remains moderate and states his desire to retain Greece's European orientation?