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A Deal for Greece May Have Been Reached, but It Is Germany Who Should Be Humble

John Bird | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
John Bird

Germany is in an invidious position. It outstrips its fellow Europeans. It knows how to run a successful economy at a time when most European economies are lame and dependent on high levels of government support. It knows and demonstrates that hard work and fiscal maturity rewards all. Unfortunately it does not understand its own history and the history of Europe. It does not understand that the Germanic grabbing of Europe in two world wars has screwed with the economies and cultures of Europe.

A Modern Greek Tragedy

Jason Aiginitis | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Jason Aiginitis

The current Greek government won the elections under the slogan "Hope is Coming". Is "hope" seeing our grandparents crying and dying in front of ATM machines? Is "hope" people literally threatening to kill their brothers over political disagreements? Is "hope" a government that cannot take responsibility for their mistakes?

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.

France, Greece, and Now Spain: A Renaissance of the Left?

John Bunzl | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

With Podemos, Spain's left-wing anti-austerity movement, making dramatic gains in the local and regional elections, a discernible renaissance of Left-...

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.

Why We Should Give Syriza a Chance

Emily Stacey | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

Syriza may turn out to be the solution that so many Greeks have been desperately searching for. That said, it wouldn't surprise me if some of the locals I know are currently saving a few Drachmas under the mattress, you know, just in case...

7 Things You Should Know About Greece's Cool New Finance Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Anti-austerity party Syriza has swept into power in Greece, with leader Alexis Tsipras now leading a coalition government with the Independent Greeks....

Rising Death in the Streets of Athens: The Human Toll of the Greek Tragedy

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK
Fragkiska Megaloudi

There is a sense of abandon, when walking in downtown Athens today. Open drug use within a view of the nation's parliament, an alarming surge in HIV infections and a total collapse of the health system and all safety nets are signs of a society that its priorities are out of balance.

Gay People Are The 'New Jews In Greece'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

LGBT communities in Greece are experiencing an alarming rise in the number of violent hate crimes, according to a researcher writing for the Huffingto...

Better Learn to Doggy Paddle

Gerard Papasimakopoulos | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK
Gerard Papasimakopoulos

By the time you read this, the Greek elections will probably be over and we will be waiting for the full results of the 6 May ballot battle, to show us what in blue blazes Greece does next.