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Greek Bailout

German Parliament Approves Plan For New Greek Bailout

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.04.2017 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The bailout of Greece cleared some further key hurdles Friday after German lawmakers overwhelmingly gave their backing to anot...

Greece at Point Zero. Night of Decision in Parliament -- Night of Protests on the Streets

Margarita Mavromichalis | Posted 07.16.2016 | World
Margarita Mavromichalis

Last night in Athens was marked with heated conversations in the parliament as the government was pressed to get the new measures passed to secure Greece's place within the Eurozone.

The Greek Agreement Is Full of Loopholes, Coercive and Amounts to $ 100 billion

Georges Ugeux | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Georges Ugeux

It might not be as easy as it looks. I am expecting a serious fight at the Bundestag, the German Parliament. As for the Greek Parliament, will it indeed change the procedural code by July 22, approve the various changes of VAT and others?

Politics on Terrorizing Citizens

Christos Terzides | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Christos Terzides

It's clear that we're living in an era where politics has failed and, like politicians, has become remote from the ordinary European citizen.

Why Debt Relief Won't Solve Greece's Problems

Edmund S. Phelps | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Edmund S. Phelps

Greece will not get very far out of its present morass without coming to grips with how it got there. The country provides a textbook example of a flawed economic system.

Greek Crisis: Only the Beginning

Daniel Speckhard | Posted 07.09.2016 | World
Daniel Speckhard

While we all watch with shock as Greece goes into an economic death spiral, much bigger waters are stirring with long term consequences for all of us.

What It's Like To Be A Tourist In Crisis-Stricken Greece

HuffPost Spain | Carlota Ramirez | Posted 07.09.2015 | World

ATHENS -- Some people still feel inspired walking through the Acropolis’ monumental entrance, the Propylaea. No wonder. The temples of the "holy roc...

Jamie Galbraith: The Greek Revolt Threatens European Elites

Lynn Parramore | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

Here Galbraith discusses the last week's dramatic turn of events and what is at stake going forward as the austerity doctrine -- and the entire neoliberal project -- come under threat.

For a Fistful of Euros...

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

Regardless of political affiliations, the Greek people have now formally registered their protest. At the same time, they accept the Greek government's commitment of defending the integrity of their country as a full member of the eurozone.

Bernie Sanders Backs Greek Rejection Of Austerity Measures

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voiced his support for Greece’s decision to reject a bailout deal that would have come...

A Corpse Can't Carry Out Reform in Greece. Here's What Can.

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

QUITO -- No country -- including Greece -- should expect to be offered debt relief on a silver platter; relief must be earned and justified by real reforms that restore growth, to the benefit of both debtor and creditor. And yet, a corpse cannot carry out reforms. That is why debt relief and reforms must be offered together, not reforms "first" with some vague promises that debt relief will come in some unspecified amount at some unspecified time in the future (as some in Europe have said to Greece).

OXI! Greek Voters Stand Up for A New Deal

Dan Siegel | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Dan Siegel

While Americans celebrated a long-ago victory against British colonial overlords, the small but proud nation of Greece stood up to reject the failed austerity economics proscribed by European bureaucrats that has driven the country into a debt-driven dependency and depression.

Say 'No' to Greek Financial Irresponsibility

Ivan Eland | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Ivan Eland

Now that the Greek public has thumbed its nose at Greece's international creditors by voting "no" in a referendum on their most recent bailout offer, negotiations with Greece on further bailouts should be summarily terminated.

Why Greek Youth Voted 'No'

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
The GroundTruth Project

Asked to explain their votes, Greek youth supporting "no" often framed their arguments in terms of dignity, pride, and revenge against institutions they blame for stalling their lives.

Why Greece Should Vote 'YES'

George Marios Angeletos | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
George Marios Angeletos

Greek voters should not give up on their demand for less austerity. But they should also condemn the failed strategies of this government, safeguard their position in Europe, and invest in the future.

Meet The Greeks On Both Sides Of Sunday's Referendum

HuffPost Greece | Alexis Gaglias & Sally Lynn Edmonds | Posted 07.04.2015 | World

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Athens Friday night, two days before Greeks are expected to vote in a crucial referendum on a b...

EasyJet Founder Giving Out Free Meals To Athenians Who Can't Afford Food

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

As the Eurozone gropes for a solution to the massive Greek debt crisis, many people are struggling to withdraw their own money from ATMs, let alone pu...

Greek PM Says Greece May Accept Bailout

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2016 | World

BRUSSELS, July 1 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has written to international creditors saying Greece could accept a bailout offer p...

In Greece, People Are The Measure

Manolis Glezos | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Manolis Glezos

The supporters of Troika have revealed themselves. They are not interested in the Greek people; they are interested in the banking system. We hear views like, "Banks are the backbone of the national economy." But we don't hear anything concerning the Greek people who suffer.

Let Greece Leave the Eurozone

Ivan Eland | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Ivan Eland

Greece has long been irresponsible financially -- originally having excessive pensions, early retirement ages, an over-regulated and corrupt economy, 20 percent of the workforce in the employ of a bloated government, and uneven tax collection.

Paul Krugman: Vote 'No' On Greek Bailout Referendum

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business

Paul Krugman is urging Greeks to vote “no” in a referendum that could determine their country’s future in the European Union. In a New York T...

'Greek Bailout Fund' On Indiegogo Is Just As Depressing As It Sounds

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business

Someone is trying to crowdfund $1.8 billion for Greece. They've got a long, long, long way to go.

Greece To Close Banks And Stock Exchange On Monday

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

By Lefteris Papadimas and John O'Donnell ATHENS/FRANKFURT, June 28 (Reuters) - Greek banks and the stock exchange will be shut on Mond...

Top EU Leader On Greece Talks: 'We Need Pragmatic Solutions, Not Big Debates'

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said Wednesday that creditors have made offers to the Greek government that should result in an acceptable...

Greek Offer In Bailout Talks Stirs Angry Backlash At Home

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2016 | World

By George Georgiopoulos and Michele Kambas ATHENS, June 23 (Reuters) - Greece's leftwing government expressed confidence on Tuesday that parliament...