Greece Debt Crisis

Give Greece a Chance

Florian Schui | Posted 19.03.2015 | 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.

Syriza Faces a Painful Dilemma: Should Coal Fuel Greece's Economic Recovery?

Brendan Montague | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Politics
Brendan Montague

Prometheus, according to mythology, gave fire to humankind only to suffer in perpetuity. Today in Greece, the new Syriza government must confront the modern equivalent of this ancient dilemma: whether to burn fossil fuels to ignite financial recovery.

Syriza Fights For All Of Us and We Must Fight For Them

John Wight | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
John Wight

A seminal moment in Greece's long history had arrived, with hope replacing despair and optimism in place of the oppression that had reduced life for millions to a struggle for survival.

Greek Debt in a Nutshell

Ian Baxter | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

New Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is cutting a dash as he jets around Europe economy class. It certainly makes a change to see a leader so seemingly down to earth even if I think he'd look more credible with his shirt tucked in. But as the rest of the Eurozone wonders how to solve a problem called Syriza what are the rights and wrongs of this situation and where can the solution be found?

QE and the Hangover From the All-You-Can Eat Bailout Buffet

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK
Naomi Kerbel

Some fear the standoff with the Troika - the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission - could derail the Greek recovery and spread to other countries re-igniting the eurozone crisis. Whether smooth sailing or a rocky ride, the voyage will be memorable. Lifejackets at the ready.

Here's Six Radical Things Greece's New Ruling Party Want To Do Now...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics

Syriza has swept to victory in the polls as Greeks voted decisively against austerity, leading to their party leader, Alex Tsipras, to declare: "Today...

Greece: Hope In Short Supply

Simon Mack | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Simon Mack

They tell me under this island is Europe's richest deposits of oil and gas, the Chinese Prime Minister visited this month, and the government here are getting paid to allow the Syrian Chemical weapons arsenal to be poured into the sea just off the North Western coast... Exactly why is this Doctor serving me coffee earning a little over 400 euro per month (£320 approx.) in the process? She can't answer that one either.

Do We Want to Solve the Eurocrisis? Let's Look South!

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Mark Esposito

This model of growth is inefficient from a macroeconomic perspective because it incurs into dispersion and disposal of public funds, but it could be very efficient from a microeconomic lens, which is where markets reside...

Greek Universities a Battleground for Austerity

Julie Tomlin | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK
Julie Tomlin

With unemployment among Greek women currently at 31.6 per cent compared to 24.6 per cent among men, the prospect of losing a job in the female-dominated public sector is a grim one.

What Is Driving the Greek Stock Market Recovery?

Martin Koehring | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Martin Koehring

Amid the debt crisis and concomitant economic depression, the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) lost 91% of its value between its peak in late October 2007 ...

'A Third Greek Bailout Is Inevitable'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

Greece's economic problems could be so deep that it would need to be economically bailed out for a third time, Dutch finance minister Jerosen Dijsselb...

Greece's New Focus on Exports

Martin Koehring | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK
Martin Koehring

The Greek government and its EU/IMF creditors want Greece to attract investment (especially from abroad) and boost exports in order to bring about economic recovery. But Greece has traditionally been a relatively closed economy that is only slowly opening up.

Greece: Germany Owes Us €162 Billion For The Second World War

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

Greece is considering slapping a €162 billion invoice on Germany as compensation for the Second World War. Athens has compiled a top-secret repor...

The Geopolitics of the Cyprus Crisis

Andrew Gawthorpe | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Gawthorpe

By threatening to sour Russian-EU relations and even propel an EU member state into the arms of Moscow, the currency union is reviving tensions between old antagonists.

Let the Music Play: What Can Bring Hope to the Greek People?

Julie Tomlin | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Politics
Julie Tomlin

What happens when the mood of a whole nation can be characterised by hopelessness and despair? In Greece, where people have been on the receiving end of severe austerity measures and lived through six years of recession, it's a question that politics, as we know it, seems incapable of addressing.

Where Is the Greek Diaspora?

Tony Koutsoumbos | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Tony Koutsoumbos

I want to make contact with all the unsung heroes throughout the global diaspora who are already doing their bit; most importantly though, I want to help bring out of the woodwork all the Greeks living in the UK who, like me, fear for their families and the future of their country.

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...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Reward For Failure?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 12 November... 1) A REWARD FOR FAILURE? Is the BBC its own worst enemy? The corporation didn't need t...

Rage On Streets Of Athens Over €13.5bn Cuts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Greek MPs approved deep cuts in the country's latest round of austerity measures, deemed essential to the country's European Union membership, but rio...

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 9th October 2012

Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

Scroll down for some of the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures from around the world, brought to you by The Huffington Post's Pictu...

Crisis? What Crisis?

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Sport

As the birthplace of the Olympics, Greece deserves its high ranking in the pantheon of sporting achievements but in the current austere times the idea...

Political Cowardice Prolongs the Euro Pain

Michael Hewson | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Politics
Michael Hewson

European politicians' attempts to resolve the debt crisis splintering Europe has resulted in a split.

Buying Time: Greece Pleads For More Time To Make Harsh Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

The Greek Prime Minister has pleaded for "breathing space" to slash spending in the trouble nation, with talks about the country's future in the Euro ...

Pharmacists In Greece 'Running Out Of Medicine' Amid Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

The economy in Greece is in such dire straits that pharmacists there are running out of medicine, a Panorama investigation has revealed. In the BBC...

Move 'Decisively And Quickly' Cameron Urges Greece

Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Politics

Prime minister David Cameron has called for Greece to move "decisively and swiftly" to form a new government, warning that "delay could be deadly". ...