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Whatever You Do, Don't Mention the Euro

John Watson | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Politics
John Watson

There is nothing new in saying that if the Eurozone is to succeed its members will have to surrender more financial independence. Everyone knows that. Until they do, however, its future will remain uncertain and those who invest in it will be taking a gamble. So, for the time being "chips", I think, will have to do.

The Greek Deal Is Not a Coup, It Is a Logical Consequence of Intergovernmentalism

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ragnar Weilandt

Already before Eurozone leaders reached a final agreement on the third bailout package for Greece, the hashtag #ThisIsACoup had started to make its ro...

What Is The Eurozone And Is It A Bad Idea?

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

The Euro debt crisis came to a head when Greece defaulted its loan payments after months of insecurity. The nation was financially sanctioned and many...

What Is Europe Without Greece?

Stephen T. Hall | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen T. Hall

One thing is clear, that Alexis Tspiras must stand firm in sweeping waters and against the rising tide. Historians will often say that European man is Greek in provenance. As citizens of Europe we know that Syriza is making decisions in constrained space and time, and that they should be proud -- whatever the outcome -- that they have sought to represent a demographic that extends beyond Greece and touches the heart of Europe.

Europe: More Than Fraying at the Edges

Alistair Burnett | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

The EU is teetering on the brink of Grexit as the two sides continue to play a momentous game of chicken. On Sunday, Greeks will be voting in their referendum on whether or not to accept the conditions the EU and IMF have put on giving the country another bailout - and the polls are so finely balanced it's too close to call.

Greece: Drama In Overtime

Νικόλας Μακαρέζος | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Νικόλας Μακαρέζος

I deeply believe in Greece inside Europe of democracy, of altruism, of common institutions and firm relationships. Greece and its bond with Euro was born of respect and faith and by no means should it die of arrogance.

A Greek Tragedy That Can Only Be Ended by Greece Leaving the Euro

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What kind of system have we created where our elite inflict austerity on ordinary people that causes misery and suffering to millions, while financiers and gamblers of financial markets enjoy such a bonanza of riches? The mind boggles.

If Greece Votes 'No' To Latest Proposals, Cameron Doesn't Think They Can Keep The Euro

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK

If the Greeks vote to reject the Eurozone's bailout terms of their country, they should leave the euro, David Cameron has suggested. The Prime Mini...

What Could an EU Exit Mean for the UK Construction Industry?

Simon Thomas | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

Even though the dust from the 2015 General Election has only just begun to settle, the political news agenda has already shifted to the next public po...

Should Britain Have Joined the Euro?

Sarah Willis | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Willis

We should look to the biggest economic of recent events to find our answer. The 2008 crash and following recession is still shaping the economic situation across Europe. The Euro is struggling against the sterling, so does that mean we made the right choice?

Give Greece a Chance

Florian Schui | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Florian Schui

Greece's Alexis Tsipras has embarked on a European tour to win support for his economic agenda. European leaders should engage constructively with his proposals. There are many good economic arguments for Tsipras plans but the main reason to make concessions to Greece is a lesson from the politics of the Great Depression.

Enough Greek Tragedy

John Watson | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics
John Watson

How Aeschylus would have loved it. No, not the details of course - quantitative easing was not really a hot topic in ancient Athens-but the sheer inevitability, the procession of cause and effect which has led to the debt crisis in Greece...

Game Theory and the Greek Election

Kitty Ussher | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Kitty Ussher

This time round, with elections due on Sunday, the popularity of the anti-austerity party, Syriza, is greater but the market atmosphere is calmer, helped by the ECB's long awaited announcement on Thursday that it would commence a programme of quantitative easing designed to boost demand.

Grexit and the elections: What next for Greece?

Dr Ioannis Christodoulou | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK
Dr Ioannis Christodoulou

In Greece people are very worried and voice strong concerns over who they should vote for on election day (25 January). At least 15% of Greeks remain undecided and this hiatus will remain until the last minute.

The Euro - The Most Socially Destructive Political Act Since WWII

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

The economic dangers associated with the introduction of the Euro were predictable - and indeed predicted by many. Yet political leaders at the time chose to make a grand and hubristic political statement irrespective of the devastation it could bring to their citizens. The Euro is, maybe, the best example of the consequences of a political and policy elite living in their own world and totally divorced from the consequences of their actions on ordinary people.

Euro 'Only Realistic Plan B' For Scotland

PA | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics

Joining the euro would be Alex Salmond's "only realistic plan B" for the currency of an independent Scotland, shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said. ...

Asa Bennett

Defending The Banks And Now Big Energy, Why Does She Do It? | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics

Angela Knight has forged a career on defending the seemingly indefensible, having fought for the Tories in John Major's government, then the banks jus...

Hezza Thinks Britain Will 'One Day' Join The Euro

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain will "one day" ditch the pound and adopt the Euro as its currency, Tory peer Lord Heseltine has predicted. Asked by the New Statesman if it...

Cable: You Can't Want Growth If You Back An EU Exit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

On the eve of Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage's second debate about Britain's membership of the European Union, Vince Cable has warned that leaving the p...

Mandelson: You Would Be Stark Staring Bonkers To Quit The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

British voters would be "stark staring bonkers" if they chose to quit the European Union in an upcoming referendum on the UK's membership, Peter Mande...

EU Exit Talk Is 'Anti-Jobs And Anti-Business', Warns Balls

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has warned that "even talking" of Britain leaving the European Union is "anti-jobs and anti-business" as it would create "huge uncertainty" f...

Soros Gives Stark Jobs Warning Against UK Leaving EU

Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

Britain will suffer major job losses if it decides to leave the European Union, billionaire investor George Soros has warned. Speaking to the Huffi...

LISTEN: Soros Warns EU 'May Not Survive' Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

The European Union "may not survive" the "long-lasting" economic stagnation caused by the eurozone crisis, billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros...

Everyone Wants to Go to Heaven But Nobody Wants to Die

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Europe will not strongly recover in the course of 2014. It would require many reforms at national and European level, which are not (yet) feasible. For the moment, Europe will have to make do with a patchwork of stopgaps, which is adjusted gradually, in incremental steps.

Bail in Replacing Bail Out

Paulo Casaca | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK
Paulo Casaca

In a press release dated February the 19th addressing the so-called "single resolution mechanism" to be decided by the European institutions, the Council of the European Union stated, in what is perceived as a negotiation declaration towards the European Parliament, there was agreement between the partners that: "bail-in and not bail-out is the main guiding principle for bank resolution."