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Troika

The Long Road to a Published Novel

Adam Pelzman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Adam Pelzman

For most of my adult life, writing was my private passion. It was one that I pursued in solitude and shared with only a small group of "gentle readers." So when news of Troika's publication came out, many people in my life were stunned to learn that I'd written a novel.

Europe: The Sky's Not Falling

Conn Hallinan | Posted 06.06.2014 | World
Conn Hallinan

The neo-Nazis and immigrant bashers will make a lot of noise, but they offer nothing but hate as an economic solution. The left has a better one, and they are back.

Economic and Social Policy and the Problems of the Eurozone and European Integration

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

While the problems of differing belief systems, cultures, and building common political institutions are real and fascinating, what really makes all these problems immensely more difficult right now is that the European elite is trying to impose very regressive and unpopular changes on their citizens.

Where Is the Rule of the Troika Leading Greece?

Constantine Tzanos | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Constantine Tzanos

Since 2010, Greece is under the rule of the Troika (IMF, European Commission [EC] , European Central Bank [ECB]), which rules under the terms of the ...

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...

A Negative Press

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

This separation of Europe into a "good north" and a "bad south" by the traditional European press has been instrumental in undermining feelings of solidarity on the continent and have torn at the very heart of the "European ideal."

Skip Davos, Go to Tel Aviv

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The IMF threw Greece under the bus. In particular, it ludicrously downplayed the damage its recommended austerity measures would do to the Greek economy, which is in the grips of a prolonged and deep recession.

Why Are Greek Children Going Hungry?

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Some of the Greeks I talk to on the phone tell me Greece now is reliving some of the harsh realities of WWII German occupation when hundreds of thousa...

Greece's Daily Torment

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Trapped by the relentless demands of its northern European partners, Greece has become a disturbing model of idleness and stagnation.

Hey, They Are Stretching the Truth Way Too Far

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

I was struck by what came out of the Troika this week after it finished negotiating the program with the authorities in Cyprus. This is not the first time officials bungle an element of the Cypriot rescue.

Crafting the Cyprus Deal: A Road Filled With Blunders

David Catalan | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business
David Catalan

The role of the Troika in bailing out governments and banks is nothing new, but the solutions put forward by EU leaders to improve the Cypriot crisis seem to be founded on little foresight, and without regard for the tragic mistakes of the past few years.

Mark Gongloff

After Cyprus Bailout Deal, Europe's Problems Worse Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

Cyprus may have been saved from disaster, but don't be fooled: Europe is still a hot mess. In the middle of the night on the continent, officials m...

French Kiss

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Yes, it is true, Francois Hollande went to Greece. Unfortunately, he had nothing of substance to offer the Greek people.

Looking for a Ray of Joy in Spain

Sharan Burrow | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Sharan Burrow

From Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to the king's son-in-law, Spain faces of a crisis of leadership, consumed by economic corruption and scandals born of greed.

The Greek Lesson

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Recreating feudalism is not an option, especially in Europe and America. The Greeks would fight to the death defending their country. In addition, neither civilized societies nor the Earth can afford the policies the troika is pushing in Greece.

Ricardo Caballero: "Greece Is in Rehab"

Vaios Papanagnou | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Vaios Papanagnou

"This was clear from the beginning, and it remains clear. It is up to Greece and its Europeans partners to decide how to structure and spread over time this default."

The Hemlock Debt of Greece

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

How is Greece going to repay its debt when troika policies are shutting down the Greek economy? Forcing the Greek government to increase taxation and impose additional austerity cuts constitute nothing short of poisoning the social contract in the country.

Greece Is at the Crossroads With the IMF in Tow

Elena Panaritis | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Elena Panaritis

While Greeks need to do more internally to help themselves, the IMF's modus operandi should also change and go back to its basics so that Greece does not become another loan addict, but an economic success story.

Greek Austerity Plan May Get The Axe From Everyone

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Greece's international lenders have questioned some of the measures included in a near 12 billion-euro ($15 billion) aust...

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 ...

Five Problems With The Greek Debt Deal

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

There are only three greater sources of confusion in the world than what's going on in Greece, and they are all found in quantum physics, David Lynch ...

Greece Faces 'Crucial Decisions' Between More Austerity Or Default

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS and DEMETRIS NELLAS | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — A crucial meeting between Greece's Prime Minister and debt inspectors on averting default and a possible exit from the euro end...

Greece's Leaders Seek Bailout Deal Amid Greek Strike, Protests

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS and GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 04.08.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's private creditors signaled progress late Tuesday on a debt-relief deal but crucial talks between Greek coalition leade...

Merkel Warns 'Affluence' Not A Given, As Germany Approves Euro Fund Boost

Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

BERLIN (Thorsten Severin) - Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Europe not to be complacent about its peace and prosperity on Wednesday, as German law...

Courting Disaster: Eight Addictions Preventing Greece's Economic Recovery

Vanessa Andris | Posted 12.04.2011 | World
Vanessa Andris

There comes a time in every potentially fatal crisis when diplomacy becomes a criminal disservice and people who really care need to speak the unvarnished truth.