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Greek Crisis

Greek President Tells Arianna: 'Troika Acts As If They're Speaking To Rocks, Not People'

Huffington Post Greece | Giannis Pitaras | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

President of the Greek Republic Karolos Papoulias leveled heavy criticism against the "Troika" of organizations that handled his country's financial c...

Turning Ideas Into Action for the Mediterranean

Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos

I can think of no better place to bring CGI's legacy of leadership and action to Europe than Athens. I believe attendees will be able to see the Mediterranean region the way that I see it: A region with a rich history, and - if enough people take action - an even richer future.

Hard-hitting Political Films at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From the Crisis in Syria to Feminist Punk Singers

Karin Badt | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

These: just a few of the docs this year pointing to the off-kilter balance of our planet.

Greek Riot Police Forcibly Remove Workers From State Broadcaster

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

ATHENS, Greece — ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have removed the remaining former workers from what used to be the headquarters o...

Success: Ready to Become Your Own Authority?

Vanessa Andris | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Vanessa Andris

In my one ear, a 26-year-old demoralized by prestigious MBA school rejections. In the other, a 52-year-old terrified by unemployment yet thinking about rejecting a great job because it lacks status. When does it end? When do we stop needing society's stamp of approval?

When the "Success Story" Is Neither a Success Nor a Story

Kirsten Han | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
Kirsten Han

We've heard of the decline of foreign news reporting. If this is what's happening now, and rich stories like ERT are given scant attention, what will happen if foreign news reporting shrinks still further?

Vision Without Implementation Is Just a Hallucination: The Amazing Case of George Logothetis

Gregory C. Pappas | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Gregory C. Pappas

Through George's vision, we are not only impacting individual lives -- but also families and entire communities. These students return from their experiences energized and ready to mobilize and begin impacting those around them.

Sitting Atop the Next Harry Potter

Desiree Michael | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
Desiree Michael

Living in Greece and watching the birth of a long-awaited technological revolution is fascinating in and of itself.

Opera in a Time of Crisis: Alexander Rocks in Thessaloniki

Diana Farr Louis | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Diana Farr Louis

From the director to the choreographer, the set/costume designer to the orchestra conductor, all but a couple of singers worked without pay, yet the opera is a completely professional spectacle, unstintingly extravagant and exciting to the eye and ear.

Greek Unemployment Hits Record High

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS and ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 02.14.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Unemployment in Greece rose to a record 27 percent in November as a result of the financial crisis and austerity measures that will ...

It Is Time to Let Hope out of Pandora's Box

Gregory C. Pappas | Posted 02.22.2013 | World
Gregory C. Pappas

We can no longer sit back with cynicism in our hearts and minds and complain about the corrupt system, the bribes, and the low-life politicians. Today, the average Greek is suffering -- and it's not his or her fault, but the fault of a small -- but powerful percentage of people who have raped the nation.

Europe Is Divided Again -- This Time It's Creditors vs. Debtors

George Soros | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
George Soros

When the European Union was only an idea, a fantastic object, it was conceived as an instrument of solidarity. Today, Europe hangs together out of grim necessity. That is not conducive to a harmonious partnership.

Euro Zone Reaches Greek Debt Deal

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business

* EU-IMF agree on cutting Greek debt-to-GDP level * Aim is to reduce Greek debt to 124 percent of GDP by 2020 * Interest...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Greece: Time for a Peaceful Revolution

Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin | Posted 10.30.2012 | World
Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin

For many young Greeks who face a record 50 percent unemployment rate, immigration seems to be the only practical option. Societal values are changing as different attitudes are evolving.

French President: 'There's No Time To Lose'

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

* Samaras says Greece determined to stay in euro * Hollande says Greece must show commitment to reform * German finmin r...

The True Olympic Legacy of Athens: Refuting the Mythology

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports
Michael Nevradakis

tarting with the period prior to the 2004 Games in Athens, media outlets across the world have made a habit of putting Greece down, doubting its ability to host the games prior to 2004, and since 2004, questioning whether the Games should have been held in Athens.

Greek Deputy Minister Quits Over Debt Talks

AP | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — A deputy labor minister resigned on Monday from Greece's new coalition government, saying it should have pressed harder to rene...

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...

Now Power Traders Are Halting Electricity Exports To Greece

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

* Greek power prices double due to lower imports, hot weather * Tourism season coming By Karolin Schaps and Tsvetelia T...

Greece Sells Islands, Highways, Planes In Fire Sale To Pay Down Debt

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

When governments announce that the sale of assets, they usually mean industries and companies owned and operated by the state. Greece has something sl...

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...

Greek Journalists Return To Work Unpaid For What May Be Paper's Last Edition

guardian.co.uk | Posted 08.12.2012 | Media

Eleftherotypia was Greece's second-biggest newspaper, a centre-left daily with a proud tradition of independent reporting and opinion. Founded after t...