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Don't Blink, Greece

Alex Andreou | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
Alex Andreou

ATHENS -- It seems extraordinary how averse we have become to democracy. How alien an honest leader, who is unwilling to sell the country out in exchange for continuing power, appears. Tsipras is what all leaders should actually be like. We have simply become so accustomed to seeing things through the warped prism of political expedience, that democracy as it should be appears twisted.

Will a Grexit Be the Lehman-Like Trigger of the Next Global Financial Crisis?

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Joseph E. Stiglitz

NEW YORK -- Some in Europe, especially in Germany, seem nonchalant about a Greek exit from the eurozone. The market has, they claim, already "priced in" such a rupture. Some even suggest that it would be good for the monetary union. I believe that such views significantly underestimate both the current and future risks involved. A similar degree of complacency was evident in the United States before the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008.

Austerity Is the Only Deal-Breaker

Yanis Varoufakis | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Yanis Varoufakis

ATHENS -- Our government cannot -- and will not -- accept a cure that has proven itself over five long years to be worse than the disease.

Greek Finance Minister Attacked By Anarchists In Athens

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2015 | Home

ATHENS, April 29 (Reuters) - A group of self-styled anarchists threw glass objects at Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his wife Danae at an...

Greece Reaches Deal With Creditors

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2015 | Home

By Jan Strupczewski and Renee Maltezou BRUSSELS, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers agreed in principle on Friday to extend Greece's fi...

Germany Softens Tone Ahead Of Crucial Greek Debt Talks

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2015 | Home

By Jan Strupczewski and George Georgiopoulos BRUSSELS/ATHENS, Feb 20 (Reuters) - European Union paymaster Germany softened its tone on...

PM: Greece Will Not Give In To Blackmail

Reuters | Posted 04.19.2015 | Home

By Renee Maltezou and Karolina Tagaris BRUSSELS/ATHENS, Feb 17 (Reuters) - A war of words between Greece and EU paymaster Germany escalated on Tues...

Greece Wants No More Bailout Money With Strings

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2015 | Home

By Lefteris Papadimas and Jan Strupczewski ATHENS/BRUSSELS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Greece's new leftist-led government, isolated in the euro zone and un...

Greece Seeks To Reassure Europe As Tensions Rise

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2015 | Home

By James Mackenzie and Renee Maltezou ATHENS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, striking a conciliatory note...

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...

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

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.30.2015 | Home

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

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

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.23.2015 | Home

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...

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...

Greek Authorities Question Belgium Attack Plot Suspects

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2015 | Home

BRUSSELS/ATHENS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Greek authorities have detained several people for questioning in connection with the foiled Islamist plot to at...

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...

The Conversation Starts Here

Dimitris Maris | Posted 02.01.2015 | Media
Dimitris Maris

The conversation starts here. It starts from the Acropolis Museum. From a place that stands a stone's throw from one of humanity's greatest achievements. From a place that converses with the past and the future.

ONE ON ONE: George Papandreou On The Promise Of A United Europe

The WorldPost | Katherine Keating | Posted 02.11.2014 | Home

George Papandreou, the ex-prime minister of Greece, discusses a united Europe as part of The WorldPost's new series, ONE ON ONE, which gives voice to ...

Greek Protests Turn Violent

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2013 | Home

Watch LIVE footage from the protests here. By Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Greek ...

An Open Letter to the People of Greece: Restore the Drachma

Ann Pettifor | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

Greece's elected politicians have plunged the country into a spiral of decline. Is there anybody on earth who seriously believes that austerity will restore the prosperity of Greece? Equally ludicrous is the idea that there is no alternative.