December 11, 2013

EU Crisis Isn't Down to Lazy Greeks

Mehdi Hasan, New Statesman

The Associated Press

Few historians would dispute that the astounding growth of the postwar German economy and the ascent of Germany to world economic power status wouldn’t have happened without the London Debt Agreement. So why such a different attitude now? Why the mocking, demonising and punishing of debtor countries such as Greece, Spain and Portugal? Why the pretence that debt forgiveness isn’t effective or doable or that it is without precedent?

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Eurozone, Greece, European Union


December 4, 2013
Can Greece's Syriza Save Europe?
Yanis Varoufakis, Boston Review
Europe is currently caught in a negative feedback loop, from which the established political process is unable to escape. For three years now, an endless stream of spending cuts and tax hikes has dominated the Greek... more ››
December 6, 2013
Greece's Reforms Have Only Cracked the Surface
Aristides Hatzis, WSJ
Powerful vested interests thrive on the levies, fees, subsidies and barriers to entry that Greece needs to eliminate. more ››
December 8, 2013
A Greek American's Identity Crisis in Athens
Matt Vasilogambros, NJ
I'm proud of my heritage. My friends and colleagues know this well. I'm proud of my dad every day for living up to the promises of the American Dream. And I love my Greek family. Thanksgiving dinners were always accompanied by my... more ››
December 9, 2013
Greece's Dismal Demographics
Nikos Konstandaras, New York Times
The most frightening figure is a Eurostat projection which estimates that, in 2050, 32.1 percent of the Greek population will be over 65, compared with 16.6 percent in 2000. And this projection was made in 2007, before the crisis... more ››
December 6, 2013
Why Greece Will Leave the Euro
Demond Lachman, The American
As Greece's political and economic conditions worsen, the conventional wisdom about Greece never abandoning the euro will be sorely tested. more ››