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Greece Crisis

Greece Is on to Something

Martina Buchal | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Martina Buchal

Whether it's the economy, unemployment, social or environmental issues, there is always something we are up against. What we choose to do in the face of that adversity, however, I believe, is what will define us as a generation.

The "Dictatorship of the Elites" in Greece

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Thanos Dimadis

One of the major mistakes that international and European observers often make in their analyses about Greece is that they focus way too much on the p...

Doctors And Lawyers Are Successfully Dodging Taxes In One Country

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2013 | Business

By Harry Papachristou ATHENS, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Greece's drive to crack down on flagrant tax evaders such as doctors and lawyers is f...

Boroume Revisited: Food Aid Soars in Athens

Diana Farr Louis | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Diana Farr Louis

What began in May 2011 as an attempt to link agencies and people who needed food with producers and shopkeepers who trashed it at the end of the day has burgeoned into a flourishing network that operates all over Greece and has donors throughout Europe and North America.

Greece's Biggest Company Says It's Getting The Hell Out Of There

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

* World's No. 2 Coke drinks bottler to seek main London listing * Coca Cola Hellenic is Greece's biggest firm by market value ...

Presenting The Latest Female Politician To Face Heightened Scrutiny For Wearing The Same Thing That Every Male Politician Wears Every Day

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

Can a powerful lady in a fitted pantsuit fuel riots? Apparently, she can, at least according to some financial media outlets. Business Insider h...

Fire Bombs And Tear Gas Mark Greek Protest

AP | Posted 09.09.2012 | World

THESSALONIKI, Greece -- Hundreds of protesters have battled riot police for hours over plans for a gold mine in northern Greece's Halkidiki peninsula....

Greek Leaders Reportedly Agree On Most Austerity Cuts

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

* Greece looking for savings worth 11.5 billion euros * Troika of lenders in Greece to assess need for new aid * Politic...

Microsoft Attack Puts Spotlight On Greek Tensions

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

By Harry Papachristou ATHENS, June 27 (Reuters) - Gunmen driving a van packed with gas canisters firebombed the Athens headquarters of...

The Greek Crisis As Ancient Myth

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 08.24.2012 | Home

ATHENS, Greece — In Greek mythology, King Sisyphus pushed a boulder up a hill, over and over, forever, in a futile exercise that a few commentat...

Greece Election Too Close To Call, Exit Polls Show

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DEMETRIS NELLAS | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — The New Democracy party came in first in Greece's election Sunday and immediately proposed forming a pro-euro coalition governm...

Some Greek Employees Work Without Getting Paid

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

A growing number of Greek workers are facing a stark choice: Work for no pay, or risk never getting paid again. An increasing number of Greek compa...

Now Greece's Rundown Hospitals Are Rationing Basic Materials

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business

* Hospitals lack staff, basic equipment and supplies * Pharmacies demand cash for drugs * Free clinics staffed by volunt...

Rebuilding Greece: Groups Try to Shake the 'Crisis'

Daphne Lambadariou | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Daphne Lambadariou

Entrepreneurship and innovation seem almost herculean tasks in the current Greek context, but some dare to defy the odds. This is the sort of innovation Greece needs.

Report: Greeks Could Lose Half Their Income With Euro Exit

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — An exit from the euro would see Greeks lose more than half their annual income and prompt a dramatic rise in unemployment and i...

Lagarde Has Little Sympathy For Greeks

AP | MEERA SELVA | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business

LONDON -- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says she has more sympathy for poor African children than Greeks suffering under the cou...

Elderly Mother And Son Jump To Their Deaths In Athens

The Huffington Post | Daphne Lambadariou | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

Tragedy struck Thursday morning in the center of Athens when a mother and son leapt to their deaths. Kathimerini newspaper reports that sixty-year-old...

'I Am Ashamed To Be Here'

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece -- Like many Greeks left unemployed by their country's economic tailspin, Dimitris Spachos finds it easier to talk about his nation's p...

The Crisis In Greece Just Keeps Getting Worse

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Germany's chancellor apparently waded into Greece's choppy political waters on Friday, when Athens said Angela Merkel suggested...

PM: 'Greece Is On The Brink, The Survival Of The Euro In Question'

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

By Matt Falloon MANCHESTER, England, May 17 (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron urged Europe's rulers on Thursday...

Greek Parties Hit Political Stalemate, Euro Exit Fears Grow

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

By George Georgiopoulos and Karolina Tagaris ATHENS, May 14 (Reuters) - Greek leftists rejected a last-ditch proposal by the head of ...

Greece Nears 'Moment Of Truth' As Coalition Talks Fall Apart

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

* President to meet smaller parties from 1630 GMT * Talks with big parties hit impasse * Radical left seen gaining if ne...

Looking Toward The Greece Of The Future: Young Visionaries Bring Hope To Their Troubled Country

Posted 04.30.2012 | Good News

After a debt crisis brought the country to its knees, Greece has been struggling to find its feet. But with suicide rates on the rise and unemployment...

Laid-Off Factory Worker In Greece Shoots His Former Boss

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business

By Renee Maltezou and Deepa Babington KOMOTINI, Greece, March 4 (Reuters) - After more than 30 years as a factory worker, Dimitris Man...

S&P: Greek Debt Not Sustainable With Only 70 Percent Haircut

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

* S&P comment on Greece adds pressure on ECB to take losses * Credit conditions worsening in Italy, France despite ECB ...