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Greek Elections

I Apologize to the Greek People for Collaborating in This Illusion

Μανώλης Γλέζος | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Μανώλης Γλέζος

BRUSSELS -- Some people say that in an agreement you also have to make some concessions. But as a matter of principle, between the oppressor and the oppressed there can be no compromise, as there can be no compromise between the slave and the tyrant. Freedom is the only solution.

Defiance, Greek Style

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Anastasia Rubis

Reading and watching news of Syriza party's attempts to renegotiate a bailout agreement with the EU and ease austerity in what they term a humanitarian crisis for the Greek people, I've traded doubt and discomfort for a new feeling: respect.

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...

13 Questions: About Greece, Europe, Austerity -- And Us

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Every day brings more headlines in the European debt drama: "Greece elects anti-austerity government." "Greek Finance Minister says he won't negotiate with the 'Troika.'" "Anti-austerity movements gain ground across Europe." What's behind these stories? What does the future hold? Are there any implications for the U.S.? Here's an overview of the situation as it currently stands.

The Greek Elections and European Absurdity

Kostas Vergopoulos | Posted 04.04.2015 | World
Kostas Vergopoulos

If there is one thing that has poisoned the European economy after the 2008 crisis, it is the German idea that a purge comes before a recovery.

France Offers Support For Greece Amid Bailout Tensions

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed f...

Greece Strikes a Blow to Austerity. What Happens Now?

Lynn Parramore | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Lynn Parramore

In the following interview, Mario Seccareccia, a professor of economics at the University of Ottawa, talks about why what happened to Greece was entirely predictable, why the Greeks were right to reject austerity in the recent election, and what challenges the country faces in forging a sustainable path forward with the left-wing Syriza party at the helm.

Greek Elections: An Impressive Albeit Pyrrhic Victory for SYRIZA If It Can't Garner Broader EU Support

Harris Ikonomopoulos | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Harris Ikonomopoulos

Greece's and Europe's long-term best interests require the kind of reform that Greek governments have failed to pursue. And neither Mr. Tsipras nor any other individual leader or single country can be expected to contribute to such a policy shift without quick, clear and strong EU and social alliances.

The History Of Syriza: How A Small Party Came To Power

HuffPost Greece | Katerina Prifti | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

To understand the historic magnitude of the victory of Syriza, the far-left party that won Greece's election on Sunday, take a look at their slogan: ...

What You Need To Know About Alexis Tsipras

HuffPost Greece | Katerina Prifti | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the Greek Coalition of the Radical Left -- best known by its acronym, Syriza -- is the focus of attention in Europe afte...

Did the Greeks Just Re-Invent Democracy?

Sam Husseini | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Sam Husseini

The Greeks, by joining together from the left and right, have befittingly cut the Gregorian Knot that ties up voters and turns them into prisoners of the political parties that are supposed to serve them.

Tsipras Promises A New Greece

Sophia Papaioannou | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Sophia Papaioannou

We are a proud and hard-working people who saw our lives change abruptly, with the introduction of strict austerity measures. The new Prime Minister is promising to change all that.

Why a Referendum on a 'Greek Plan' for Reform Is Now the Best Way Forward

George Papandreou | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
George Papandreou

The internal political situation is highly polarized between political forces playing with fear and insecurity and others capitalizing on anger and despair. This inflates extreme right and left populism. Much irresponsible and opportunistic rhetoric abounds. This polarization is squeezing out moderate left of center forces that historically have been fundamental in promoting democracy and reforms in Greece.

The Greeks Have Taken Responsibility

Rena Dourou | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Rena Dourou

It has been clear that the Greek citizens have rejected, not just the austerity measures, but also the vicious, patronizing and corrupted political system, ruled for four decades by the conservative ND and the socialist PASOK.

A Note on Greek Elections and Our New Movement (KINIMA)

George Papandreou | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
George Papandreou

As Greeks head to the polls today, I would like to share some of my thoughts with you on the current political situation and my decision to create a new party, the Movement of Democratic Socialists.

Anti-Bailout Syriza Party Wins Greek Election By Wide Margin, Officials Say

AP/HuffPost | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The radical left, anti-austerity Syriza party has won Greece's vote, election officials said on Sunday. But it was unclear...

Greek Leftists Take Early Lead In Historic Election

AP | ELENA BECATOROS, NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and DEMETRIS NELLAS | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary el...

Greek Leftists Aim For Historic Election Win

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

ATHENS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Greeks vote on Sunday in a historic election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing Syriza party, which h...

HuffPost Exclusive: Greece Pre-Election Poll

HuffPost Greece / Focus Bari | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

These days, most polls are centered on the intent to vote and the popularity of political leaders. We at The Huffington Post Greece understand the peo...

What Greece's Election Means For The Rest Of The World

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

Greece will vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday, nearly one month after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was forced to call a snap vote after parl...

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...

7 Key Points to Understanding the Greek Elections

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

The upcoming elections in Greece are undeniably a global event, whose importance transcends Greece's borders.

European Union 2015 and Greek Elections: Would a Syriza Win Be Good for EU Integration?

John Sydney Hopkins | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
John Sydney Hopkins

Syriza's call for a "European debt conference" to renegotiate the current loan debt is certain to provoke policy conflict, but may also facilitate broader discussion which may, in the best case, benefit EU integration in resolving an untenable Greek debt situation.

7 Keys to Understanding the Greek Elections

Παύλος Τσίμας | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Παύλος Τσίμας

The upcoming elections in Greece are undeniably a global event, whose importance transcends Greece's borders.

Greek Tragedy II

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

The latest Greek crisis, again threatening stability in Europe and beyond, is not principally financial. At any rate not yet. Instead, it stems from a serious anomaly that can be traced to the two consecutive referenda that summarily abolished the monarchy in Greece four decades ago.