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A Monument of Hope

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Since mid-August, Greece has been living the discovery of the tomb of Amphipolis as if following a daily soap-opera, with the public at large mesmerized by the constantly updating developments of the excavation.

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Greece

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Andreas Souvaliotis

The power of your elected office, combined with a strong dose of moral courage on your part, can ‎be harnessed to trigger a national dialogue. And once people start talking and reflecting, the layers of bigotry will gradually fall away.

Joe Biden And Greek Leader Discuss Economy And Ukraine

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has discussed Greece's economic future and the situation in Ukraine with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Sam...

Europe's Way to Destruction (?)

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Thanos Dimadis

Having recently had a most interesting interview with the European Commission's president, José Manuel Barroso, I realized how much Europe struggle...

Time to Give Greece a Chance

Sabby Mionis | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Sabby Mionis

Greece seems to be achieving the impossible. Almost a year after in found itself at the bottom of the barrel, the government has achieved a primary budget surplus by embarking on unprecedented budget cuts and imposition of taxes.

Greek National Television: Of Raids and Deficiencies

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

It is unfortunate that the Greek government had the daring to make the politically risky but astute decision to put an end to a corrupt and decrepit ERT only to have it replaced by what is shaping up to be a NERIT that is its clone.

Crackdown or Breakdown: Greek Democracy and Its Discontents

Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou

History shows that breakdowns in democratic institutions and culture are the midwife of political extremism. The democracy-extremism connection is currently being played out in Greece, the birthplace of democracy.

Obama To Offer Support During Crisis

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and MARJORIE OLSTER | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called on Greece Thursday to balance austerity with growth as it seeks to recover from financial crisis, inv...

Obama To Meet With Greek Prime Minister

AP | Associated Press | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says Greece's leader will meet with President Barack Obama next month at the White House. Prime Minister Antonis Samara...

Just Like Sisyphus, Greeks Are Forever Pushing That Boulder Up the Hill

Elena Panaritis | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Elena Panaritis

Austerity is not a cure to the solvency crisis. It cannot and should not be considered a sustainable way out. What Greece and the rest of Europe need right now are leaders who can lead, instead of leaders trying to sugarcoat the issues in hopes of averting opposition from the people.

Greek State TV Still In Limbo As Talks Continue

AP | Posted 08.18.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece — State TV channels in Greece remained off-air Tuesday as the political storm over the future of public broadcaster ERT raged on,...

Greek Public Television: Hypocrisy and Truth

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Abruptly last Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras pulled the plug on Greece's national broadcaster, causing shock and turmoil among its coalition partners

Greek Gov't Could Fall Over State TV Closure

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece — The Greek government has avoided collapsing over a dispute stemming from Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' move to close the stat...

Gunmen Open Fire On Greek PM's Office

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

By Dina Kyriakidou and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Unidentified attackers opened fire on the Athens headquarters o...

Greece Bailout Crisis a Warning for U.S. Politicians Facing the Nation's Fiscal Cliff

Sheldon Filger | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Sheldon Filger

Greece is not only suffering appalling economic devastation. It is also presenting to the world a modern-day national Cassandra, with a prophetic warning that is especially relevant for American policymakers.

Greek Parliament Approves 2013 Austerity Budget

AP | DEMETRIS NELLAS and ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 01.11.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Greek lawmakers approved the country's 2013 austerity budget early Monday, an essential step in Greece's efforts to persuade its int...

Thousands Of Greeks Protest Austerity Cuts

Reuters | Karolina Tagaris | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* Public transport severely disrupted, offices shut * New cuts expected to scrape through parliament * Anger, resignatio...

Greek Prime Minister: Painful, Unjust Cuts Give Us Street Cred

AP | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras says the final round of austerity measures contains painful and unjust cuts but is ...

Greek Army Chief Resigns

AP | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's army chief of staff unexpectedly resigned Wednesday, just hours before a top government meeting on military policy. A state...

Greek PM Pledges Growth As Recession Deepens

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's prime minister warned Tuesday that the country's battered economy is expected to contract by 7 percent this year, but ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Greece fended off a looming exit from the eurozone with its election of New Democracy's Antonis Samaras -- but couldn't fend off political nemesis Germany on the soccer field, falling 4-2 in the European Cup quarterfinals. In the U.S., the Obama campaign released a new video attacking Mitt Romney's record of shipping American jobs overseas -- both as governor and as a "corporate buyout specialist." Meanwhile, Bloomberg News reported that Romney had asked Florida's Republican governor to stop touting his state's good economic news because it clashed with the GOP candidate's message that Obama is destroying the economy. And there are still 135 more days until the election -- a long, hot run-up that promises to be increasingly ugly. Finally, Rodney King died this week, his plaintive "can we all get along?" plea resonating as a fitting epitaph for our times.

Conservatives Win Greek Vote

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Europe looked on with wary relief Monday as Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras launched coalition talks after coming first in...

After Close Election, Fear Of 'Social Explosion' In Greece

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business

By Michael Stott ATHENS, June 18 (Reuters) - Pro-bailout party New Democracy may have come first in Sunday's Greek election but the ra...

Greece Elections Could Rock Euro To Its Core

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business

* Upstart leftist and establishment heir neck-and-neck * Election amounts to referendum on punishing bailout * Anti-bail...

Who Will Win? Erratic Greek Polls Show Huge Uncertainty

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

ATHENS, June 1 (Reuters) - Greece's June 17 national election is being cast as make-or-break for its future in the euro and the currency bloc itself...