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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...

What Travelers Need To Know About Visiting Greece

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel

Greece's debt crisis is making headlines around the world, but that doesn't mean the country's tourism industry is crumbling, experts say. Major...

Why Is It So Hard for the European Union to Act Like a Federal Body?

Adrián Vidales | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Adrián Vidales

All of Europe has its eyes on Greece. Sunday, July 5th there will be a referendum that could be the first step toward the end of the European Union as we know it. A European Union that, once again, has failed.

Greece Deserves Better

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

It is no longer wise, therefore, for the European Union, a superpower currently in limbo, with recessionist circumstances prevailing, to continue tormenting the Greek people in its strategic southern periphery instead of offering to us all a real chance to spark off prosperity both in Greece and the rest of Europe.

The Future Of Greece Summarized In A Single Infographic

HuffPost France | Jean-Baptiste Duval | Posted 06.30.2015 | World

Since the breakdown in negotiations between Greece and its international creditors over the country's debts, it has become very difficult to foll...

Geoffroy Clavel

How France's National Front Looks To Capitalize On The Greferendum

HuffingtonPost.com | Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

In the wake of the referendum announcement, the National Front hopes to capitalize on the Greek example as it already has on the future British referendum so that it can promote its own strategy for the euro and a European Union exit.

A Day In Line At Greece's ATMs

HuffPost Greece | Alexis Gaglias | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

ATHENS -- National Bank of Greece, Formionos street branch, around 1:30 in the afternoon. Nearly 25 people are in line waiting their turn at the ...

12 Devastating Consequences if Greece Returns to the Drachma

Dimitrios Giokas | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Dimitrios Giokas

It's clear that we should not base our hopes on futile and dangerous solutions, such as returning to the drachma. Let us draw up a long-term plan for the next day, that will turn Greece into a modern, well-governed European country with a strong economy and liberated from the chronic pathologies that pester it.

Rift With Greece Sets Europe Into Uncharted Territory

Reuters | Alastair Macdonald | Posted 06.28.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, June 28 (Reuters) - Europe's grand project to bind its nations into an unbreakable union by means of a common currency lurched into uncharte...

What Happens If Greece Defaults On Its Debts?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.19.2015 | World

As negotiations between Greece and its creditors continue to fail to produce a bailout deal, the Greek central bank warned on Wednesday that the natio...

Greeks Are Just Trying to Stay Alive

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

PARIS -- Europe's demands -- ostensibly aimed at ensuring that Greece can service its foreign debt -- are petulant, naive and fundamentally self-destructive. In rejecting them, the Greeks are not playing games; they are trying to stay alive. The Greek government is right to have drawn the line. It has a responsibility to its citizens. The real choice, after all, lies not with Greece, but with Europe.

Greek Central Bank Warns Country Will Likely Exit EU Without Deal

AP | By DEREK GATOPOULOS and RAF CASERT | Posted 06.17.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says demands by the country's rescue lenders to slash pensions are "incomprehensible" and ...

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 or Europe on Trial in Latvia

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 06.17.2015 | 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.

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 ...

Greek Leader Hit With Acrimony At Home Over Bailout Deal

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister held a marathon meeting with his party's lawmakers Wednesday, briefing them on pledges made to Europea...

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...

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 ...

Crucial Talks Over Greece's Debt Broke Down. What's Next?

AP | PAN PYLAS and LORNE COOK | Posted 04.19.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite all the tough talk and ultimatums, Greece and its creditors in the 19-country eurozone are still expected to cobble together...

Greece's New Prime Minister Rejects Bailout, Setting Up Clash With The EU

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

By Lefteris Papadimas and Renee Maltezou ATHENS, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras laid out plans on Sunday to d...

Greek Leader To Reject Austerity, Lay Out Hard Leftist Program

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

By Jeremy Gaunt ATHENS, Feb 8 (Reuters) - New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will lay out his radical left-wing government's poli...

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.

What You Need To Know About The Debt Standoff Between Greece And The Eurozone

AP | DAVID McHUGH | Posted 04.04.2015 | World

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Greece wants a break from the terms of its eurozone bailout loans, saying they're suffocating its economy. Germany, the b...

New Greek Leader Softens Rhetoric On Debt Talks With Europe

AP | DANICA KIRKA and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 04.04.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief warned that the standoff between Greece and the eurozone over the country's bailout is endangering the global...

Greek Tragedy II

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

The latest Greek crisis, again threatening stability in Europe and beyond, is not principally financial. At any rate not yet. Instead, it stems from a serious anomaly that can be traced to the two consecutive referenda that summarily abolished the monarchy in Greece four decades ago.