Greece Debt Crisis

Syriza Must Form the Next Greek Government

Stephen T. Hall | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen T. Hall

Without sentimentality, the newfound consecration of the Greek government to enact brutalising austerity measures, so corrosive that even the IMF doubts its promised successes, will now once more test the resolve of the Greek people.

Labour MEPs Have Achieved Much in the European Parliament But the Best Is Yet to Come

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

It's only by having a strong Labour voice, as part of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament that we can hold the Commission to account effectively on issues like Greece.

How Donkeys Helped Me Understand the Greek Crisis and the Eeyoo

Esther Harris | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK
Esther Harris

I feel a great kinship with the 'hooves of mankind', who have earned a reputation for being sturdy, dependable, with a keen sense of curiosity. AND they have a great sense of judgment; apparently its very difficult to get a donkey to do something they reason isn't safe. Who knew?

The Eurogroup's Treatment of Greece Vindicates the Eurosceptic Right

David Browne | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

With the passage of the first round of reforms by the Greek Parliament, it would appear from the outset that the Eurogroup's proposals for Greece will become a reality in return for the next round of bailouts...

Blaming the Euro for Greece Is Disingenuous at Best, Ignorant and Stupid at Worst

Godfrey Bloom | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Politics
Godfrey Bloom

Greece has been adopted as a cause célèbre by Eurosceptics who have portrayed the debt situation as an example of EU and ECB bullying, an assault on democracy and the Greek people... Yet this approach is fraught with danger, especially here in the UK when a referendum is so close.

Europe Has More to Worry About Than Greece

Michael Martins | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Martins

The sun may be shining now, but unless the roof is fixed, the storm clouds on the horizon remain ominous. This is an opportunity for Britain to lead by example, work with its European partners, and make the case for a more competitive, flexible Europe for all of its citizens. The alternative is continued national, regional, and global stagnation, if not outright decline.

Tsipras Pushes Through Austerity Bill As Athens Erupts In Violence

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

The streets of Athens erupted on Thursday morning as Greek lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to approve a harsh austerity bill demanded by EU creditors, ...

Wonga! Greece's Last Hope In Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Hey Greece, are you in debt? What you need is one of Europe's easy payday loans! The Eurozone: Making sure our fatcats get feta fatter. (Created...

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...

Digital Solution to a Greek tragedy?

Dan Andersson | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Yanis' reflections on digital currency have focussed on Bitcoin as the case study for his assessments of the potential they offer, and his appraisal of their potential has largely been negative. Yet this has not prevented him from examining how a digital currency of sorts could work for his native Greece.

The Waugh Zone July 14, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday July 14, 2015... 1) TALLY NO! The SNP’s gamechanging decision to vote against En...

Real Conditions Of Greece Staying In The Eurozone: Revealed!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Comedy

As Greece continues to struggle with economic turmoil and the European Union tries to sort it out, HuffPost UK Comedy can exclusively reveal the EU's ...

Dark Days for Democracy in Greece

Caroline Lucas | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Against the will of the Greek people, and in spite of the plain economic facts, EU ministers and the IMF are inflicting ever more pain on a country that's already been utterly devastated by austerity. The latest announcements from Eurozone chiefs make for grim reading.

8 Takeways From The Greece Bailout Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK

Greece on Monday reached a third bailout deal with its European creditors, but while it avoided an exit from the euro and the chaos that would have cr...

Greece Bailout Deal Tentatively Reached With 'Serious Reforms' And Aid

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

A tentative agreement with Greece was reached on Monday for a bailout program that includes "serious reforms" and aid, removing an immediate threat th...

Greece Savaged By Eurozone Demands For Even More Austerity

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK

Eurozone leaders battled over their response to Greek proposals on Sunday as the single currency countries struggled to find a united strategy to stav...

There Is Apparently A 'Major Issue Of Trust' Between Greece And Its Creditors

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 11.07.2015 | UK

There is still a "major issue of trust" between the Greek government and its international creditors, the head of the eurozone's finance ministers sai...

Greek Gods, Debt Repayment, and Other Myths

Ian Middleton | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Middleton

Like the Greeks, we need to sweep such false political exigences aside and have a properly informed, national conversation about where the strategy of deficit reduction leads. Especially if the main tool being used is a blind and sweeping worship of the concept of austerity.

Feta Of Leaving? Greece Refuses to Pay TV Licenses

James Dann | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Greece Lightning, Athens 4th most prolific weather station, announced earlier today that Europe will be invading mainland Greece plus one unnamed 'pa...

European Union: Besieged From All Sides

Stephen T. Hall | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen T. Hall

It is of interest that in rejecting the bailout deal in their historic referendum the Greek people did not reject either the Euro or the European Union. Despite the economic unrest that Greece has experienced over the last few years, OXI was, in its purest form, an affirmation -- the Greek people still hope the EU will listen to them.

Tsipras Has Five Days To Save The Greek Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK

Eurozone leaders were left baffled on Tuesday when Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrived for talks in Brussels without a detailed plan for an ag...

New Greek Finance Minister Has Note, Reminding Him: 'No Triumphalism'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras landed in Brussels on Tuesday in the hope of using the bailout referendum victory as leverage to secure a rescue d...

Greece Just Hammered the First Nail in the Coffin of Milton Friedman's Legacy

Manuel Barcia | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

Earlier this week Naomi Klein was asked in Twitter whether she thought that what we are seeing in Greece corresponds to the early stages of the Shock ...

This Leading Econimist Has Nailed Germany For 'Blistering Hypocrisy' On Greek Debt

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK

The German government is on course to destroy Europe with its attempts to impose austerity across the continent, a leading French economist has claime...

10 Quotes That Prove Yanis Varoufakis Is The Coolest Man In Finance

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned on Monday, just hours after the country's resounding vote in a nation-wide referendum not to adopt st...