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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...

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.

Europe's Misguided Perception of Greece Is a Growing Threat to Progress

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

To be sure, any austerity plan imposed on the country will not be successful if it does not also embrace a complementary option that is manifestly available to provide hope to ordinary people in Greece whose mounting distress is real and must be taken into account.

The Privatization Plan for Greece Should Be a Stigma on Europe's Conscience

Yanis Varoufakis | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Yanis Varoufakis

ATHENS -- The plan is politically toxic because the fund, though domiciled in Greece, will effectively be managed by the troika. It did not have to be this way. At a turning point in European history, our innovative alternative was thrown into the dustbin.

Greece Orders Banks To Re-Open Monday

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.18.2015 | World

ATHENS, July 18 (Reuters) - The Greek government ordered banks to open on Monday, three weeks after they were shut down to prevent the system collapsi...

Greece PM Fights To Pass Reforms In Parliament

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

By Renee Maltezou and Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS, July 15 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras fought to contain a backlash from his own leftwing ...

Varoufakis: 'Germany Won't Spare Greek Pain -- It Has An Interest In Breaking Us'

The Guardian | Yanis Varoufakis | Posted 07.10.2015 | World

Greece’s financial drama has dominated the headlines for five years for one reason: the stubborn refusal of our creditors to offer essential debt re...

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 banks...

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

Adrián Vidales | Posted 07.02.2016 | 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 07.01.2016 | 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 follow th...

Geoffroy Clavel

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

12 Devastating Consequences if Greece Returns to the Drachma

Dimitrios Giokas | Posted 06.28.2016 | 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 06.17.2016 | 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.