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EU Ministers Threaten To Expel Greece From Schengen Over Refugee Crisis

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - European Union interior ministers urged Greece on Monday to do more to control the influx of migrants, some threatening to have...

Greece's Democratic Crisis and Fundamental Need for Change

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

The catalyst for national transformation emanates from abroad as opposed to coming from home. Considering the status quo in Greece, extending the vote to Greeks overseas is a necessary and essential step forward on a long and arduous road to recovery.

Tsipras' Syriza Party Wins Greek Election

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.21.2015 | World

Greece's Syriza party is set to win a convincing victory in the national election, as the last of the votes are still being tallied. The projected re...

Why Greece, Europe and the West Need Meimarakis

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

As Greece embarks on its third poll in nine months, political and economic uncertainty prevails. For seven months, former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras engaged in reckless brinksmanship with Europe.

Greece Nears Election As Far-Left Leader Gives Up Coalition Bid

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 27 (Reuters) -- Greece's top Supreme Court judge was sworn in as caretaker prime minister on Thursday to lead the country to ele...

Greece's Syriza Party Projects Election Confidence Despite Split

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Greece's radical left Syriza party can win re-election with an outright majority, a senior member said on Tuesday, and gov...

Anti-Bailout Greek Leftist Party Gets Mandate To Form Government

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.24.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 24 (Reuters) - A radical leftist opposed to Greece's new bailout deal won a presidential mandate on Monday to try to form a new governmen...

Greek PM Tsipras Resigns, Calls Early Elections

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.21.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 20 (Reuters) -- Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections aft...

Greece's Tsipras Looks Undecided On Early Elections Amid Party Rebellion

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has yet to make up his mind on calling early elections, a government minister said on ...

Greek PM Tsipras Likely To Call Confidence Vote After Party Rebellion

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.17.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The Greek government appears likely to call a confidence vote following a rebellion among lawmakers from the ruling Syriza...

Greece's Ruling Syriza Party Edges Towards A Split

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's Syriza party looked set to split after the leader of its far-left faction called on ...

Greece Hopes To Conclude Bailout Talks This Week

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Greece hopes to conclude negotiations with international creditors by early Tuesday at the latest, a Greek official said as...

Greece Moves Forward In Bailout Talks As Government Comes Under Fire

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.28.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece pushed ahead with talks on a new rescue loan Tuesday, but its government came under increasing pressure over clai...

A Dispatch From Athens

OpedSpace | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
OpedSpace

For the past two weeks Greece has entered the climax of the Comedy of Errors - that is its six-year-old economic crisis. Banks have closed, referendums called, rallies and counter-rallies have been held, society divided and tales of conspiracies and Armageddon have become commonplace.

Greek Bailout Talks Delayed Once Again, Official Says

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.25.2015 | World

ATHENS, July 25 (Reuters) - Talks between Greece and its international creditors over a new bailout package will be delayed by a couple of days becau...

Senator: Germany Has 'Damaged' Europe To Help Big Banks At Greece's Expense

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says the German government has refused to take responsibility for its biggest banks, whose reckless lending ...

The Mystery Of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Popularity

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras may have lost at the negotiating table with Greece’s eurozone creditors, but in a development that has pundi...

History's Lesson: The EU Is a Survivor

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Remembering history is crucial to understanding the present. Its lessons can be ignored or badly played, but a knowledge of history helps steer us away from exaggerated, immediate conclusions anchored in the flow of the quotidian.

Greece Submits Bill Needed To Start Bailout Rescue Talks

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.21.2015 | World

ATHENS, July 21 (Reuters) - Greece should wrap up bailout talks with international lenders by August 20, once parliament approves the second package o...

Europe's Worst Crisis in Decades Is Also Populism's Greatest Opportunity

Julian Baggini | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Julian Baggini

BRISTOL -- Populism appeals to the "will of people" but is actually profoundly undemocratic. Democracy is about the negotiation of competing interests and the balancing of different values. Populism, in contrast, is a kind of mob rule. Where there is complexity, it offers simple solutions. Instead of seeking common ground, it looks to exaggerate the differences between them and us.

A Glimpse of the German Vision for Greece and Europe

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

A joke circulating has a Greek passport officer asking a German woman at the border, "Name?" She replies "Merkel, Angela." The passport officer cont...

Eurozone Leaders Meet, As Greece's Debt Crisis Talks Continue

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2015 | World

By Renee Maltezou and Andreas Rinke BRUSSELS, July 12 (Reuters) - Euro zone leaders told near-bankrupt Greece at an emergency summit on Sunday it m...

Live Updates On Greece's Debt Crisis

Posted 07.11.2015 | World

The Greek parliament backed the government's reform proposal to European leaders early Saturday, despite its harsh austerity provisions. Eurozone lead...

Greek Crisis: Only the Beginning

Daniel Speckhard | Posted 07.09.2015 | World
Daniel Speckhard

While we all watch with shock as Greece goes into an economic death spiral, much bigger waters are stirring with long term consequences for all of us.

Live Updates On Greece's Debt Crisis

Posted 07.09.2015 | World

European leaders agreed to meet again on Sunday to discuss a new bailout for Greece. Europe gave the Greek government until Thursday to submit a new p...