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Greek Debt Crisis

Daniel Marans

U.S. At Odds With Germany Over Greek Debt Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

The ongoing Greek debt crisis is pitting the United States against its German ally, as the U.S. pushes for a solution that keeps Greece in the eurozon...

The 'Double Truth' Revealed by Greek Crisis Shows Path Ahead Is a 'Two Speed' Europe

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Nicolas Berggruen

Europe has arrived at its moment of double truth. The muddling is over with and the path ahead is clear for all to see.

Bernie Sanders Backs Greek Rejection Of Austerity Measures

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.06.2015 | 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...

Jenny Che

Former Greek Finance Minister Dubbed 'Minister Of Awesome'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business

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Daniel Marans

Debt Relief Could Be Greece's Reward For Standing Up To Europe

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

The creditors of nations long enforced their claims by the cannons of government and, in some cases, the cannons of companies. They called it gunboat ...

White House: Greece Should Be Allowed To Remain In Eurozone

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

The White House is urging European and Greek leaders to reach a compromise on Greece's debt crisis, arguing that the country should be allowed to rema...

What Will Save the Euro?

Harlan Green | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Now that Greece has voted "no" on the latest proposal by the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (the so-called "troika"), will Greece stay in the eurozone? If so, Greece may save the euro.

Why Greek Youth Voted 'No'

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 07.06.2015 | 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.

The Greece That Can Say No: History's Lessons Applied to the Greek Debt Crisis

Sheldon Filger | Posted 07.05.2015 | World
Sheldon Filger

As in 1940, despite the hard road mandated by their decision, the Greek people have placed national honor and dignity on a higher plane than the only other alternative on offer: an ultimatum based on collective indignity and national impoverishment .

After the 'No' Vote, Can Greece Remain in the Euro?

Andreas A. Papandreou | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Andreas A. Papandreou

The reason that we cling to Europe, the EU and the Euro despite all our suffering and however much we attribute to their poor handling of our present predicament, is that with all the disillusionment we have in the capacity of our own governments and our institutions, imperfect Europe remains our beacon of hope.

The Final Mistake of a Bad Negotiation

Dimitris Katsikas | Posted 07.04.2015 | World
Dimitris Katsikas

The decision to hold a referendum on the creditors' proposal is the final act in a drama that started five months ago, when the new Greek government initiated a new round of negotiations with the country's creditors.

Weekend Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, while the U.S. celebrates its independence, the world watches a modern Greek tragedy unfold as Greece votes on austere bailout terms imposed by the country's creditors. However the vote goes, one thing is clear: The austerity that came with the two previous bailouts has utterly broken the Greek economy. GDP has gone down nearly 30 percent. A quarter of the country is unemployed, including half of its young people. Pensions have been slashed. The health budget has been cut by 40 percent. Suicides are up 36 percent since 2008. The Troika has authored a new Greek myth -- that you can cut your way to growth. And now they're back, demanding more of what's already shattered the economy. The question is will they shatter the spirit of the Greek people? Just as we value our independence, so do the Greeks, who, after all, invented democracy. No matter the outcome of the vote, feeling some measure of control will help keep Greece's spirit alive.

What the Referendum Means for Greece

Elena Ambrosiadou | Posted 07.03.2015 | World
Elena Ambrosiadou

Plans based on common sense of purpose and partnership in problem solving are the basis for delivering the much needed change. There are many areas which should be subject to deep structural reform. The willingness has to be there from both sides.

The Tragedy Of Greece's Referendum

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 07.04.2015 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

That whatever has happened (in the name of decency and self-determination, supposedly) during the past few days, the end of negotiations, the closing of the banks, the sudden fall in our economy, place us defenseless in the hands of our creditors.

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Why The Greek Orthodox Church Is Weighing In On The Referendum

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.03.2015 | Religion

The sermon at the Church St. Paul Thessaloniki ended abruptly one day recently when one of Greece’s most important religious leaders informed the co...

The Case For Greece: When It Forgave Germany's Debt

AP | PAN PYLAS and DAVID MCHUGH | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Forgiving debt, if done right, can get an economy back on its feet. The International Monetary Fund certainly thinks so, according to...

Daniel Marans

This Is What The End Of European Democracy Looks Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

Underlying the question of whether European leaders and the Greek state will be able to come to terms amid the financial crisis is one even more funda...

Jenny Che

The 'Greek Bailout' On Indiegogo Is Still Over $1 Billion Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business

That's a long way to go.

Why Is It So Hard for the European Union to Act Like a Federal Body?

Adrián Vidales | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Adrián Vidales

All of Europe has its eyes on Greece. Sunday, July 5th there will be a referendum that could be the first step toward the end of the European Union as we know it. A European Union that, once again, has failed.

An Open Letter to Alexis Tsipras

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Gregoris Kalai

Let us remind ourselves that we are not David and the Eurogroup is not Goliath. We are both in this together and in order to face the insurmountable challenges ahead -- we ought to work together with our creditors with respect, humility and camaraderie.

Brussels and the Beast

Canon J.John | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Canon J.John

For all its genuine achievements, the sad reality is that the once-proud edifice of the European Union has turned into a wobbling house of cards. What has gone wrong? Let me suggest a few of the most obvious weaknesses.

Greek Referendum Campaign Begins Amid Grinding Cash Crisis

AP | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The battle for Greek votes entered full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the cou...

Daniel Marans

Bernie Sanders Blasts Greece's Creditors

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) attacked the International Monetary Fund and European authorities on Wednesday for imposing what he called excessive auste...

Greek Marxists vs. the IMF

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

It was all so predictable. The Marxists in Athens did what Marxists do: They ramped up the rhetoric. Yes, the IMF became a "criminal syndicate," certainly not the type of organization that the current Greek government would dare to pay. As for the IMF, it drew a line in the sand after realizing that it had been way too lenient and generous with Greece.

Howard Fineman

From Greece To France To China, Nationalism Is Back In A Big Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- In China, a military parade this year will commemorate not the triumph of communism, but, rather, the 70th anniversary of Japan's surren...