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Greece's Dilemma: Too Much Austerity and Too Many Demons

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Greece continues to operate under a client-based political system that nurtures a nepotistic and bloated bureaucracy -- even after five years of crisis and cutbacks.

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...

Arrest Warrant Issued Against Greek Journalist for Publishing 'Lagarde List'

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

In a shocking affront to democracy and freedom of speech, Greek prosecutors have ordered the immediate arrest of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis. This comes after the publication of the so-called "Lagarde List," containing the names of 1,991 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.

Greece: 'No More Taxes'

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2012 | Business

* Plans to ease austerity, rewrite bailout terms * Faces first test at June 28/29 EU summit By Lefteris Papadimas ...

Greece Likely To Have Coalition By Wednesday

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — A coalition government could be formed by mid-Wednesday in Greece, the head of the country's socialist party said Tuesday, easi...

Expect Little Change in Greece

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

It will surely be a torrid summer of uncertainty and speculation. With Spain receiving bailout funds and Cyprus and Italy next in line, the question of whether the avoidance of a Greek exit was even relevant in the longer term has yet to be determined.

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...

New Democracy Wins Greek Election

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

ATHENS, Greece — Fears of an imminent Greek exit from Europe's joint currency receded Sunday after the conservative New Democracy party came fir...

Conservative Party Leads In Greek Election

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

ANKARA, June 25 (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it had no intention of going to war with anyone after one of its jets was shot down by Syria last ...

World Anxiously Awaits Greek Vote

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Elections are supposed to determine the will of the people, to set a nation on a new course with a government that enjoys the m...

Greece Elections Pose A Crucial Dilemma

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.15.2012 | World

-- Greeks will have to wrestle with a crucial dilemma when they go to the polls for the second time in as many months on June 17 to elect a new gover...

Who's Who? Greek Political Parties Explained

Posted 06.15.2012 | World

The first round of elections on May 6 and the subsequent failure to form a coalition government threw Greece into political turmoil. This Sunday, June...

Greek Opinion Polls and the U.S. GDP Figure

Richard Driver | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Richard Driver

Figures from the German, French and eurozone-wide services and manufacturing sectors almost all disappointed, suggesting that the eurozone's avoidance of economic contraction in Q1 will prove temporary.

Who Needs a Greek Government?

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Peter Alexander Meyers

Greeks must decide to stay or go. Perhaps that is why it failed to come before the people. Perhaps that is why, when on May 6 the election was played out in a way that minimized the literal and more important question -- "Do you want to adopt the new agreement?" -- it failed again.

Voting for the Extremes

Melina Xaritatou | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Melina Xaritatou

It is insane to ask from people whose lives have been crashed to choose between the euro and the drachma. They can't answer to that.

Short-term Status Quo in France While Greece Wonders If There Will Ever Be "Business as Usual"

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Vivian Norris

The election of Francois Hollande as president has not created the panic depicted in the foreign media, but rather an emphasis on keeping to the status quo, at least in the short term.

New Greek Prime Minister To Present Policy Platform

AP | By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's new prime minister says he is determined to keep the country in the eurozone, and urged political leaders to back a wr...

Greek Prime Minister Faces Critical Confidence Vote

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

By DEREK GATOPOULOS, The Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister has survived a confidence vote in parliament, calming a re...