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Greek Debt Crisis

Greece's Economy Crushed Between Austerity And The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.05.2016 | World

The refugee crisis is testing the limits of Greece’s flagging economy, jeopardizing its ability to handle a flow of refugees that shows no sign...

How The IMF Could Blow Up Greece’s Debt Agreement

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Greek government, and the businesses accustomed to tussling with it, have finally agreed on a way to meet the budget targets i...

After One Year in Government, Syriza and Greece Are More Isolated Than Ever

Cas Mudde | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

While Syriza created neither the economic crisis nor the refugee crisis, its incompetence and opportunism have worsened their impacts on Greece and have undermined the country's position within Europe.

An Optimist Sees Opportunity

David C. Wittig | Posted 01.24.2016 | World
David C. Wittig

Each New Year seems to bring about a renewed optimism (unfortunately that optimism has already disappeared on Wall Street). Even I am beginning 2016 with the Greece glass half full. The weather is beautiful.

You Can't Argue With a Sick Mind ...

David C. Wittig | Posted 12.29.2015 | World
David C. Wittig

To understand what is going on in Greece, imagine Bernie Sanders fighting to pass a significant reduction in social security payments in the U.S. in order to continue to prop up a host of insolvent banks.

Sex for a Souvlaki?

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Make no mistake, souvlakis and cheese pies can not buy this young generation of Greek women, no matter how hard the financial crisis has hit their proud country!

Greece and the European Project: Canary in the Coal Mine?

Daniel Speckhard | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Daniel Speckhard

After serving for two challenging years in the chaos of a war zone as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Iraq, I received word that I would become the next Ambassador to Greece. To be quite honest, I had mixed feelings.

In Greece, a Little Goes a Long Way

Marilyn Harding | Posted 09.29.2015 | Small Business
Marilyn Harding

"A little goes a long way" is usually the mantra of the travel companies encouraging clients to take advantage of Greece, this economically-beleague...

Greece: Caught Between an Economic Rock and a Political Hard Place

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Michael G. Jacobides

Yesterday's elections gave Alexis Tsipras an unexpectedly large lead, confounding both the pollsters and most observers' expectations. This was an election won on feelings, not facts. Sven among SYRIZA's own voters, negative views of its handling of the economy failed to dent its lead.

Sitting Down With Professor Robert Aumann

Thanos Kampylis | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Thanos Kampylis

During the first World Science Conference Israel 2015, which took place in Israel from August 15 to August 21, and which I had the honor of attendin...

Greek Americans Continue Fight For Greece After Debt Deal

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

Greece may be out of the headlines, but it is not off the Greek-American community’s agenda.  That was the message of a briefing call cond...

The Viability of the Greek Debt: Feeding the Minotaur

Constantine Tzanos | Posted 09.02.2015 | World
Constantine Tzanos

How it can be demanded to prepay taxes on income that has not materialized, and especially in an environment of economic depression which makes this materialization questionable and the demand by itself contributes further to the depression?

Germany Supports Greece

Christos Terzides | Posted 08.25.2015 | World
Christos Terzides

The truth of the matter is that the Greek people will never see the bailout funds being used for growth or to reboot the Greek economy, as the European leadership claims. The €86 billion will be paid out in tranches

Solidarity or Self-interest? European Integration and the German Question

David Miles | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
David Miles

The challenge for the European Union and its member states, particularly Germany, is in balancing the often incongruous demands of co-operation and self-interest, and thus demonstrate to their own citizens that concrete achievements can still create a Europe of solidarity and prosperity as Schuman envisaged.

Greece's Euro Partners Approve Billions In New Bailout Loans

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

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Greek Lawmakers Approve Bailout Despite Syriza Rebellion

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek lawmakers approved their country's draft third bailout on Friday after a nearly 24-hour marathon parliamentary procedure...

26 Crazy Ideas To Help Greece

Nicole Neroulias Gupte | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact
Nicole Neroulias Gupte

Have some empathy for the struggling families that inevitably bear the brunt of economic disasters, despite the bankers and lawmakers who continue to encourage and profit from irresponsible behavior.

What The Greek Government Isn't Saying About The New Bailout Deal

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.12.2015 | World

The bailout deal Greece finalized with creditors on Tuesday, worth up to $94 billion, won't bring significant relief from austerity, contra...

No Way Out: A 21st Century Greek Tragedy

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 08.10.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The EU cannot acknowledge that Greece is bankrupt or that its Greek debts are uncollectible because, at least for now, no European leader wants to take blame for losing billions of Euros of national wealth.

27 Powerful Pieces Of Graffiti That Paint Greece's Frustration Amidst Crisis

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 08.08.2015 | World

Greece’s debt crisis reached new heights last month as the government in Athens and the country's international creditors engaged in contentiou...

Legalized Pot Could Help Solve The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Could marijuana legalization save the Puerto Rican economy? Right now, marijuana possession in Puerto Rico is a serious crime and first-time offenders are slapped with a felony, two to five years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. But with legalized pot, Puerto Rico can use the tax revenues and fees it collects to help pay off the debt.

Why You Should Travel To Greece To Live History

Ioannis Pappos | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel
Ioannis Pappos

Last month, "Greek humiliation" spread like fire thanks to headlines in the most factual papers. And bleeding pride is what one will witness if one travels to Greece today -- the same stoic and fearless faces I saw in the people of the Tuamotu Islands in the South Pacific in 1995.

The German Menace

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The EU was created to expand democracy, boost economic growth, and contain Germany within a democratic whole. Instead, it is destroying democracy, crushing growth, and leaving Germany's most churlish impulses to rule Europe. Before it is over, one of history's noblest experiments in enlightened statecraft could end in ruins.

Puerto Rico's Symbolic Power

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

Given Puerto Rico's heightened media visibility, no doubt the world now has its eyes on how the United States will respond to the needs of the island, one of the last colonies in the world.

Greece Hit By Spike In Burglaries And Robberies

The New York Times | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

ATHENS — One evening three weeks ago in Kifissia, an affluent garden suburb of Athens, a retired financial adviser and his wife decided to take ...