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Greek Crisis

The Greek 'Oxi,' or No vote - Some Historical Context

Anne Speckhard | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Anne Speckhard

After five years of austerity and facing the equivalent of the U.S. Great Depression, the current Greek government Sunday held a referendum to vote on the EU, Central Bank and IMF austerity measures and bail-out plan, urging voters to say no, or 'oxi', to the referendum.

Cash Crisis Paralyzing Greece's Olive Oil Industry

Reuters | Tom Pfeiffer and Angeliki Koutantou | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

LONDON/ATHENS, July 7 (Reuters) - The cash economy emerging after the closure of Greece's banks is beginning to paralyze the country's vital olive oil...

This Greek Tragedy Could Be Europe's As Well

Jeff Faux | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics
Jeff Faux

Like the chorus of a drama played out in some ancient Athenian amphitheater, Europe's politicians and pundits chant that the Greeks deserve their fate; they violated the sacred dictum of the Gods of Finance -- that countries must not live beyond their means. Therefore, they must be punished.

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...

Eurozone Crisis: Greece's Syriza Proves Unfit To Govern

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 06.26.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

For the past five months, the Tsipras government has presided over economic contraction, commercial paralysis, political polarization at home, diplomatic deadlock abroad and billions in withdrawals from Greek banks.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

A Small Family Business Struggles with the Current Greek Crisis

Glen Browder | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Glen Browder

Almost a century ago, Simeon Ignatidis opened a food store in a small village of Eastern Greece. Simeon's little store became a bigger store, somewhat like his cat, named "Catos", who became the shop's mascot and purred around his legs during those long workdays.

How a Grexit and Brexit Would Unravel Europe

Joschka Fischer | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Joschka Fischer

BERLIN -- The combination of Grexit and Brexit, and its consequences not just for the stability of the eurozone, but for the continued existence of the EU, is probably the greatest danger that Europe has faced since the Cold War's end.

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.

Is Greece Europe's Core Problem?

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Thanos Dimadis

While the European project is struggling to remain afloat through the destructive, vicious circle of austerity and dogmatic monetary policy choices th...

Back to the Future: Capitalizing on the Traditional Greek Diet is a Key Part of Solving the Crisis for Greeks

Stefanos N. Kales | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Stefanos N. Kales

The evidence of the international scientific community is compelling in favor of the Greek Mediterranean Diet, and the market is in love with anything Greek, while at the same time Greece is in such a tough situation.

The Banker Outside Your Door: Greek Elections 2015

Christos Terzides | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Christos Terzides

Let me share the story of a group of five dear friends over the last five years. In 2010, my friends decided to pool their life savings to open a magnificent restaurant at the foot of the Acropolis, in the city where democracy was born, Athens...

Why Early Elections Aren't a Risk for Greece

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Thanos Dimadis

Some analysts predict that the current political instability in Greece is going to drag the country back into a new tragedy of uncertainty, economic meltdown and a Grexit potentially.

Greek President Tells Arianna: 'Troika Acts As If They're Speaking To Rocks, Not People'

Huffington Post Greece | Giannis Pitaras | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

President of the Greek Republic Karolos Papoulias leveled heavy criticism against the "Troika" of organizations that handled his country's financial c...

Turning Ideas Into Action for the Mediterranean

Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos

I can think of no better place to bring CGI's legacy of leadership and action to Europe than Athens. I believe attendees will be able to see the Mediterranean region the way that I see it: A region with a rich history, and - if enough people take action - an even richer future.

Hard-hitting Political Films at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From the Crisis in Syria to Feminist Punk Singers

Karin Badt | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

These: just a few of the docs this year pointing to the off-kilter balance of our planet.

Greek Riot Police Forcibly Remove Workers From State Broadcaster

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

ATHENS, Greece — ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have removed the remaining former workers from what used to be the headquarters o...

Success: Ready to Become Your Own Authority?

Vanessa Andris | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Vanessa Andris

In my one ear, a 26-year-old demoralized by prestigious MBA school rejections. In the other, a 52-year-old terrified by unemployment yet thinking about rejecting a great job because it lacks status. When does it end? When do we stop needing society's stamp of approval?

When the "Success Story" Is Neither a Success Nor a Story

Kirsten Han | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
Kirsten Han

We've heard of the decline of foreign news reporting. If this is what's happening now, and rich stories like ERT are given scant attention, what will happen if foreign news reporting shrinks still further?

Vision Without Implementation Is Just a Hallucination: The Amazing Case of George Logothetis

Gregory C. Pappas | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Gregory C. Pappas

Through George's vision, we are not only impacting individual lives -- but also families and entire communities. These students return from their experiences energized and ready to mobilize and begin impacting those around them.

Sitting Atop the Next Harry Potter

Desiree Michael | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
Desiree Michael

Living in Greece and watching the birth of a long-awaited technological revolution is fascinating in and of itself.

Opera in a Time of Crisis: Alexander Rocks in Thessaloniki

Diana Farr Louis | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Diana Farr Louis

From the director to the choreographer, the set/costume designer to the orchestra conductor, all but a couple of singers worked without pay, yet the opera is a completely professional spectacle, unstintingly extravagant and exciting to the eye and ear.

Greek Unemployment Hits Record High

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS and ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 02.14.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Unemployment in Greece rose to a record 27 percent in November as a result of the financial crisis and austerity measures that will ...

It Is Time to Let Hope out of Pandora's Box

Gregory C. Pappas | Posted 02.22.2013 | World
Gregory C. Pappas

We can no longer sit back with cynicism in our hearts and minds and complain about the corrupt system, the bribes, and the low-life politicians. Today, the average Greek is suffering -- and it's not his or her fault, but the fault of a small -- but powerful percentage of people who have raped the nation.

Europe Is Divided Again -- This Time It's Creditors vs. Debtors

George Soros | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
George Soros

When the European Union was only an idea, a fantastic object, it was conceived as an instrument of solidarity. Today, Europe hangs together out of grim necessity. That is not conducive to a harmonious partnership.