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Greek Referendum

Gabriel Arana

Watch Pundits Get The Greek Referendum Totally Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 07.13.2015 | Media

Polls, in themselves, are a useful tool for gauging public opinion on a given issue. The math behind them is amazing, if you think about it: By survey...

Greece Today: Safe, Affordable -- and More Beautiful Than Ever

Jim Luce | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Jim Luce

I was in Greece last week and experienced a country completely different than was being portrayed on TV, amazed at how political and economic considerations could color the news so darkly.

On The Street In Athens

Margarita Mavromichalis | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Margarita Mavromichalis

If you would have expected that, after Sunday's clear vote in favor of the "NO," the two rallies should actually become one, you probably don't know us that well.

Greek Voters Present Obstacle to Unelected Authorities' Efforts to Transform Europe

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

By voting "No" with a large margin (61-39 percent), Greek voters demonstrated several important things. First, that they were not easily intimidated. Second, that despite a massive propaganda campaign by what the New York Times described as "the oligarch-dominated news organizations," they were not easily fooled.

Greece's 'No' Is No Victory for Democracy

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

PARIS -- Ancient Greek had two words for the people: the "demos" of democracy and the "laos" of the mob. With his puerile call to shift the burden of his own errors and his reluctance to reform onto the shoulders of Greece's fellow Europeans, Tsipras is leaning toward the latter manifestation -- and promoting the worst version of Greek politics.

Zach Carter

Why Obama Is Leaving Greece To Fend For Itself Against Germany

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is effectively sitting out the contentious talks over the festering economic crisis in Greece, despite increasi...

For a Fistful of Euros...

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

Regardless of political affiliations, the Greek people have now formally registered their protest. At the same time, they accept the Greek government's commitment of defending the integrity of their country as a full member of the eurozone.

Dear Germans: Read Some Hegel!

Neni Panourgia | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Neni Panourgia

The crisis has exposed the very superficial understanding of democracy that "Europe" and the European Powers have, an understanding that they keep touting as the fundamental value of the Union, while violating it daily.

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

Anne Speckhard | Posted 07.06.2016 | 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.

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

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 07.06.2016 | 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 07.07.2015 | 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...

Can the Eurozone Withstand a Grexit?

Antonio Roldán Monés | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Antonio Roldán Monés

Although the eurozone is better equipped than it was in the past, it is still a highly imperfect monetary union. In fact, if Greece exits, new vulnerabilities will emerge, and there is no certainty other weak southern periphery economies will actually be protected. This may add to the many reasons for the two parties to reach an agreement this week, allowing Greece to remain in the eurozone. The alternative could be the beginning of the end of the euro.

Why Greek Youth Voted 'No'

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 07.06.2016 | 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.

Greeks' Decisive No Vote Leaves Europe With 2 Options: Forgive Some Debt or, Worse, Face a Grexit

Karl Whelan | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Karl Whelan

DUBLIN -- The decisive nature of the No vote should persuade European leaders to set aside their hopes of forcing regime change and to focus their minds on the practical implications of a Grexit. They need to acknowledge something that is widely accepted: that Greece cannot pay back all of the money loaned by Europe. Pushing Greece towards a euro exit  is probably the strategy that will ultimately minimize the return of money to the creditors.

Greece Resoundingly Rejects Austerity In Referendum On Bailout Deal

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts & Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

Greeks on Sunday decisively rejected a bailout deal proposed by the country's international creditors, which demanded new austerity measures in return...

This Greek Tragedy Could Be Europe's As Well

Jeff Faux | Posted 07.04.2016 | 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 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...

Why Congress Holding the IMF Accountable for Failed Policies in Greece Could Actually Make a Difference

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 07.02.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Unlike many letters from Congress that are ignored by the executive branch, this one might be taken more seriously by the IMF and the U.S. Treasury department -- which is the IMF's most powerful overseer. One reason is that the IMF has been trying for five years to enact reforms in its governance structure that are very important to the Fund and Treasury -- reforms that can't be enacted unless they are approved by Congress.

What European Leaders Besides Merkel Think About The Greek Referendum

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

Greeks head to the polls on Sunday to vote on whether they’ll continue austerity policies imposed by creditors and their European partners or strike...

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...

Europe of the People or Europe of the Numbers

Christos Terzides | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Christos Terzides

I've publicly supported Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's decision to go hold a referendum on the terms of an agreement proposed by Greece's creditors, mainly the IMF, in exchange for additional financing for the country.

I Have The Answer. But What Is The Question?

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

It is true that in a referendum, the people speak. But they don't say much. Just a "yes" or a "no." That's why the important part of a referendum isn't the answer. It's the question.

Report: Greek Prime Minister Agrees To Step Down

Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

ATHENS/CANNES, France (Reuters) - Intense European pressure forced debt-stricken Greece to seek political consensus on a new bailout plan instead of h...

Greek Prime Minister To Shortly Offer Resignation: Report

Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

George Papandreou will shortly "offer to resign" as prime minister of Greece, BBC reports. Greece currently denies that Papandreou has resigned, accor...