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Greek PM Tsipras Insists On Debt Relief As Negotiations Resume

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2015 | World

ATHENS/BRUSSELS, June 13 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he was willing to accept unpalatable compromises to secure a deal with i...

Merkel Warns Greece Time Is Running Short

Reuters | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 06.08.2016 | World

ATHENS/KRUEN, Germany, June 8 (Reuters) - Greece proclaimed a new willingness to compromise with its international creditors on Monday, as German Chan...

The Greek Crisis Needs Mediation Now, Not More Confrontation

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

Greece needs an honest break to get ahead: by completing ex post all known far-reaching structural reforms required to help transform its economy -- languishing in disarray for too long -- into an engine of progress.

How Tsipras Squandered Greece's Opportunity

Joschka Fischer | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Joschka Fischer

BERLIN -- Tsipras squandered Greece's opportunity, because he and other Syriza leaders were unable to see beyond the horizon of their party's origins in radical opposition activism. They did not understand the difference between campaigning and governing. Realpolitik, in their view, was a sellout. Of course, it is precisely the acceptance of necessity that marks the difference between government and opposition.

The Greek Default Will Be Soon... Drachma Here We Come

Richard Finger | Posted 06.26.2015 | World
Richard Finger

Greece will reintroduce the Drachma, which, I predict, will initially devalue at least 30 or 40 percent versus the Euro. Unfortunately, Greece imports are nearly twice their exports ($60 billion to $33 billion).

Greece Gets A Bit Of Good News As Fiscal Crisis Approaches

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, March 20 (Reuters) - Greece promised on Friday to speed up implementation of its extended bailout agreement and send a full list of detail...

Greece Accuses Spain, Portugal Of Conspiring To Topple Anti-Austerity Government

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2015 | World

* Spain, Portugal leading "axis of powers" against Athens-PM * Portuguese leader denies taking hard line on Greece * Ger...

Syriza's First 'Defeat' -- What Does It Mean?

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Thanos Dimadis

For the moment what matters for the vast majority of Greek people is that for the first time they feel they have a government which, despite its compromises, has proved that it made its best effort to bring Europe back to the table for a fair and equal negotiation about the terms of the Greek bailout program.

IOU 240 Euros, It's My Problem; IOU 240 Billion Euros, It's Your Problem!

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

The first thing to know is that nobody should sell or buy a lot of US stocks or bonds because of the unfolding late-inning melodrama between the new g...

Can Greece Force a New Deal?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Greece and the European Union could face a showdown in their debt talks as early as this week. And if you had to place odds right now, the likelihood is that the stubbornness of Europe's senior leaders will create a catastrophe for both Greece and the EU. Here is the state of play.

Where Is the Rule of the Troika Leading Greece?

Constantine Tzanos | Posted 01.27.2015 | World
Constantine Tzanos

Since 2010, Greece is under the rule of the Troika (IMF, European Commission [EC] , European Central Bank [ECB]), which rules under the terms of the ...

Greek Unemployment Hits Record High

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business

* June jobless rate climbs to 27.9 pct, up from 24.6 in June 2012 * Youth jobless rate at 58.8 pct ATHENS, Sept 12 (Reu...

How Greek Financial Crisis Is Bringing Out The Good In People

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact

While the Greek economy survives on rescue loans, the unemployment rate hovers around 26 percent, and the public sector protests against the governmen...

Greece in the Balance

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Michael G. Jacobides

The workings of the public sector are so far off what they could and should be, and its existing human resources are so under-utilized that a solid rethink, pushed through with steely determination but also a deft touch, could transform the entire nature of public service in Greece.

Skip Davos, Go to Tel Aviv

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The IMF threw Greece under the bus. In particular, it ludicrously downplayed the damage its recommended austerity measures would do to the Greek economy, which is in the grips of a prolonged and deep recession.

Greek Lawmakers Approve Controversial Bailout Provision

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2013 | Business

ATHENS, April 28 (Reuters) - Greek lawmakers on Sunday approved a reform law to unlock about 8.8 billion euros ($8.9 billion) of rescue loans from t...

The Silent Victims of the Greek Debt Crisis

David Fearnhead | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
David Fearnhead

Greece, widely regarding the starting point of European civilization, is now at the forefront of protecting its wildlife. The future of the euro is not the only thing hanging in the balance should Greece go under.

'There Will Probably Be No More Money'

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

* IMF's Lagarde says more time for Greece is one option * Ministers, heads of state to decide Athens' fate in October B...

WATCH: Frat Boys Bail Out Greece

Posted 08.02.2012 | Comedy

Are frat boys the answer to Greece's financial problems? Probably not, but now we know what it would look like if they tried. Greece's 450 million ...

From Ireland to Greece: Tragedy and Renewal in the Eurozone Crisis

Sean Kay | Posted 09.05.2012 | World
Sean Kay

What struck me most in talking to people in Athens and other parts of Greece was how common the refrains were from my visits to Ireland. People in both countries want the world to know the pain they are feeling.

Greek PM: 'We Want To Fight The Recession'

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business

* Greek PM Samaras says want to renegotiate bailout policies * Says that does not mean to change fiscal targets but more time needed ...

Greek Parities Coming Together To Renegotiate Bailout's Tough Austerity Terms

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business

* Conservative-led coalition agreed, cabinet posts unclear * PASOK, Democratic Left to provide backing, not top leaders ...

The Day That Greece Rescued Europe

Montserrat Domínguez | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Montserrat Domínguez

The Greeks have deactivated the switch that threatened to blow Europe sky high. Antonis Samaras's New Democracy party victory in Greece does not in and of itself solve Athens' problems, nor those plaguing the rest of Europe's capitals. The boxer is still on the ropes, but the bell has been rung, ending the round; and that gives Europe time to recover, though it will have to keep fighting. In addition this week, if seen as part and parcel to what happened in Greece, the result of France's legislative elections and the majority that President Hollande now boasts both act as a serious warning to Angela Merkel in Germany. The message is clear: we are willing to go forward, but the pernicious austerity strategy that is pushing us into the abyss must be reconsidered.

Greek Politicians Make Final Appeals

Posted 06.16.2012 | World

As the Greek election campaign drew to a close late Friday night, party leaders took to rallies around the country to address their supporters and try...

Which Road for Europe?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Angela Merkel's increasing isolation among European leaders should increase the chances that the austerity mongers may yet relent. But Merkel, thus far, shows no sign of moderating her stance.