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Eurozone Faces Economic Abyss As Greece Heads Towards The Exit

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK

Greece sat perched on the edge of the economic precipice on Monday, the impasse between Europe’s finance ministers and the government in Athens maki...

Grexit Would Be 'Traumatic,' Warns George Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne has warned that Greek exit from the euro would be "traumatic", as he moved to try and reassure British citizens in Greece about the sec...

A Europe of Domination or of Solidarity?

Jeremy Corbyn | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jeremy Corbyn

The only sensible way forward is to cancel the Greek debt (or at least substantial swathes of it) and for the international community to support Greece's democratically elected government to rebuild its society and its economy. I ask my fellow Labour leadership candidates to echo this call to the Prime Minister, and for him to heed this call. It is in our own interests to do so. Let's use this as an opportunity to remake a Europe of solidarity.

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 29.06.2015 | 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...

No Bailout Extension Leaves Greece On Brink Of Eurozone Exit

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK

European finance ministers rejected pleas from Athens for an extension to the bailout on Saturday, heightening fears the Mediterranean nation will exi...

The Larger Battle Being Fought By the Greeks

Manuel Barcia | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

As for the EU, there's little else to say. They have gone from promising the earth and the heavens to their citizens, to becoming the executioners of the IMF and their own bankers. Pity they cannot see that by carrying out like this, they are not just destroying Greece but also the very foundations of their precious and profitable political and economic unity. For them, too, the hour of reckoning is nigh.

Expect a Rocky Second Half in 2015

Angus Campbell | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Angus Campbell

As we head towards the end of the first half investors seem to be approaching the second half of 2015 with a distinct degree of caution and trepidatio...

What's in Store for Investors in the Second Half of 2015?

Angus Campbell | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Angus Campbell

As we head towards the end of the first half investors seem to be approaching the second half of 2015 with a distinct degree of caution and trepidatio...

'What Should Greece Do Now?' - Keep Calm and Find a Solution

Dr Ioannis Christodoulou | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Ioannis Christodoulou

Now is the time to provide Greece with a truly sustainable aid programme that helps Greece out of intensive care. Greeks and Europeans, need a resolution, both political and economic. What is needed is a show of common sense and a move towards European consensus that would strengthen EU and unite its citizens even more but the clock is ticking.

Why the Golden Dawn is a Neo-Nazi Party

Daphne Halikiopoulou | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics
Daphne Halikiopoulou

The Golden Dawn belongs to the fascist family and fulfils all the above criteria, including the emphasis Nazism places on the 'Nation'. So, while the party itself may reject the fascist label, it nonetheless espouses all core fascist, and more specifically Nazi, principles.

Greece Under Austerity...Through the Eyes of the Locals

Emily Stacey | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Stacey

As I browsed the internet in search of a last minute get away last month, it suddenly occurred to me that jetting off to a Greek island in the first w...

Soundtrack to a Grexit

Kaushik Ray | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Kaushik Ray

Drama and tragedy: Greek concepts, Greek words and the Greeks love them both. Yet to top them off, there's nothing that the average Greek loves more than a good song and dance. From the lyre to the bouzouki and all manners of drums and dancing in between, music is one part of an ancient culture that no Grexit can extinguish.

Reporting The Real Human Story Behind Greece's Financial Meltdown

Anna Foster | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics
Anna Foster

Some parents, deciding they simply can't afford to keep their children, take them to the hospital and leave them there. Others are so broken by the stress of the financial crisis that they can no longer care for their sons and daughters.

Greek Debt Crisis: Creditors Must Moderate Their Demands or They Will Be the Losers

Alan Prout | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Prout

Who knows what the outcome of this latest cliff-hanging crisis will be? I do not know any more than anyone else. But I do hope that European politicians and financial technocrats come to their senses.

UK 'Preparing For The Worst' Amid Grexit Fears, Says George Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne has issued a stark warning that Britain is preparing "for the worst" - Greek exit from the eurozone. An emergency summit of the Euro...

Europe's Greatest Challenge? Understanding Its Mandate

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Gwalchmai

Understanding its mandate & not kowtowing to financiers or extremists. For the political leaders of the European Union, it's easy to lose perspective...

Dear Mr Cameron: Beware Murphy's Law

Robin Lustig | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

The sighs of exasperation at Britain's continuing ambivalence over its EU membership can be heard all the way from Lisbon in the west to Bucharest in the east. It's not as if our EU partners don't have other things to worry about, above all the still unresolved matter of Greece's slow slide towards bankruptcy.

This Is What Britain First Supporters Think Of Migrants Fleeing Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

The most popular nationalist Facebook page in the UK has voiced its anger in response to a Daily Mail article highlighting the plight of migrants flee...

This Daily Mail Article On Refugees Is Too Much Even For Its Own Readers

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

A Daily Mail article on the plight of asylum seekers fleeing to the Greek island of Kos and causing discomfort to disgruntled British holiday-makers h...

Three Aspiring Professionals Succeeding in Greece

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Nikolaos Dimou

Unemployment, nepotism, high taxes, small internal market, obstructive and dysfunctional public sector, low liquidity and lack of willing investors construe a hostile environment for professionals in a financially struggling Greece. Despite all adversities, three young people defy all odds, lead by example and serve as "beacons" of hope.

Austerity Has Brought a Humanitarian Crisis to Greece

Jo Simmons | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

Sixty percent of young people are unemployed and have seen their dreams quashed as wave after wave of painful austerity measures battered Greece. Make no mistake - the country's staggering decline is unparalleled in peacetime.

Hopes Dashed As Man Who Claimed To Be Missing Toddler Ben Needham Is Ruled Out

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

A man who reportedly claimed to be a British toddler who went missing on a Greek island 24 years ago has been ruled out of police enquiries. Ben N...

Ben Needman's Mother To Make Plea For His Return On Greek TV

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK

The mother of a toddler who went missing in Greece 24 years ago will make a direct TV appeal to the nation on Friday. Ben Needham, from Sheffield, ...

Pyrrhic Victory Over Greek Monster

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Without a deal between Athens and Brussels and the IMF on economic reforms and repayments of loans within the next couple of months a Grexit or Graccident would be the most extreme outcome. We cannot rule out that the parties will fail to find a solution seeing as how the Greeks are dawdling and in the light of the harsh words uttered by, among others, Germany.