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Greece Financial Crisis

Cautions From Corfu

Debora L. Spar | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Debora L. Spar

Europe must decide whether to accept the political bargain that was always there -- the loss of national sovereignty implicit in union -- or whether, more dangerously again, to try to go it alone.

Greek Police Crack Down On Immigrants During Crisis

AP | COSTAS KANTOURIS | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

NEA VYSSA, Greece -- Border police jeeps hurtle along hot, dusty tracks past potato fields on their way to the river that marks the Greek-Turkish bord...

Greek Leaders Reportedly Agree On Most Austerity Cuts

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

* Greece looking for savings worth 11.5 billion euros * Troika of lenders in Greece to assess need for new aid * Politic...

Greece Has Government, Head Of Country's Socialist Party Says

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Greece moved to end its protracted political impasse Wednesday, swearing in a new prime minister to lead a largely pro-bailout ...

Deciding Whether To Visit Greece Amid Economic Crisis

Rick Steves | Posted 08.12.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Americans are all about helping others and the citizens there have all taken a huge financial hit.

Ideology Matters

Neil McCarthy | Posted 08.11.2012 | World
Neil McCarthy

Ideologies are magnets. They create force fields of group think so strong that few are able to resist.

Graphic: Reporter Brutally Attacked For Filming Mob Violence In Athens

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 06.08.2012 | Media

Gil Shefler, a reporter for the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post, was brutally attacked by a mob in Athens, Greece on Tuesday. According to the ne...

Rebuilding Greece: Groups Try to Shake the 'Crisis'

Daphne Lambadariou | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Daphne Lambadariou

Entrepreneurship and innovation seem almost herculean tasks in the current Greek context, but some dare to defy the odds. This is the sort of innovation Greece needs.

Greece Is Also Having a Social Crisis

George Logothetis | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
George Logothetis

The financial crisis and the resulting political instability in Greece has led to desperation and despondency that have clouded the core values of the Greek people.

Another Blow To Greece

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Fitch ratings agency downgraded debt-crippled Greece deeper into junk territory on Thursday, warning of a "probable" Greek exit...

World Stocks Drop As Worries Over Greece Intensify

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stock markets fell Tuesday, rattled by a political impasse in Greece that could lead the debt-stricken country to a disorderly a...

Greek Parties Hit Political Stalemate, Euro Exit Fears Grow

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

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

Greek Elections, Lessons From Argentina 2001-02 ...and a Call for Sanity

Alexander Mizan | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
Alexander Mizan

Greece is on the verge of a national catastrophe. The local political leadership has made successive mistakes, only to be compounded by the recent vote. Let's examine the scenarios.

Greece Out of Default Emergency Room, But Far From Being Cured

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Do Greek authorities understand that, unless they play by the rules and restore their fiscal discipline, there will soon be another default... and no bailout? Nothing is less sure. This is not a few bad years; it is a different way to manage a country.

Greece Defaults! What Now?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

So this is happening: Greece has technically, officially defaulted on its debt. Now what? The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, t...

PHOTOS: The Resilient Beauty of Greece

Posted 03.01.2012 | Travel

Thanks to its history, architecture, beaches and food, Greece has long been a mainstay of travelers' bucket lists. The Acropolis alone draws roughly 3...

Greece's Managed Default

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Forgive me if I'm just being rhetorical here, but it looks to me like all the headlines about how the latest bailout of Greece enables the country to avoid default have it wrong. Greece is defaulting on its sovereign debt, and that's a good, as in "necessary," thing.

What Is Really Happening in Athens

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

In an affair like this one, which is political as much as economic, and where the highly inflammable matter being toyed with is a people, their pride, their memory, their revolt, their survival, one would like to have seen things handled more deftly.

EU Financial Tug of War and the Greek Catalyst

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 03.27.2012 | World
Nikolas Katsimpras

No matter how inspiring the future European vision might be, the strategy towards it, unfortunately, bears neither fiscal nor social morality over the people. The domino effect has started from Greece.

Hard-Up Greeks Warned: Take Care Selling The Family Jewels

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | Weird News

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece published guidelines on Tuesday to protect its austerity-hit citizens from being ripped off by pawn shops buying their famil...

New Greek Cabinet Takes Over

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 01.11.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's new technocrat Prime Minister Lucas Papademos assumed power Friday at the helm of an interim coalition government that...

Greece Turmoil Sends Stock Market Sliding

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — A wave of selling swept across Wall Street and stock markets around the world Tuesday after Greece's prime minister said he would cal...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Greek Budget Cuts Quicken Reckoning For Europe | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

Ever since Greece began teetering toward default last year, European officials have extracted promises of budget cuts in exchange for financial relief...

Two-Day National Strike Shuts Down Greece

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Hundreds of youths smashed and looted stores in central Athens and clashed with riot police during a massive anti-government ra...

Greece Financial Crisis Creating Serious Health Problems

AP | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 12.09.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- The Greek financial crisis has become a health hazard. Economically vulnerable Greeks are losing health care access amid dwindling ...