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Greek Crisis: Time to Invert the Hierarchy of Wealth in Europe

Martin Whitlock | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

Ultimately, that is all it takes - changing the political perception of what is merely cost, and what has real value in people's lives. Paying to gain access to the resources of real wealth-creation is a cost in human terms; the work that people choose to do because it brings undeniable benefit to their lives has value, even if no money changes hands.

Spartan Spirit and Sunday's Referendum

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Will the Greek people strike a blow for freedom, not just theirs but ours too? For if the answer is indeed 'Oxi', then who knows? Perhaps in generations to come July 5 will join October 28, and two 'anniversaries of the No' will be celebrated.

The Islands of Tears

Sam Barratt | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Sam Barratt

For Greece and Italy, a breakthrough can't come too soon. This year alone, 100,000 refugees have arrived on the southern shores of Europe. With the UN saying there are a record number of people displaced by conflict this year, this crisis isn't going away anytime soon.

Greece: Drama In Overtime

Nicholas Makarezos | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Makarezos

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.

It's Total Chaos Outside Greek Banks As Savers Rush To Withdraw Money

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK

There were chaotic scenes in Greece today as pensioners rushed on banks to try to withdraw money, following the country's failure to pay back a €1.6...

Greece Agrees To 'Liberalise The Market For Gyms' In Exchange For Bailout

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Politics

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has promised to "liberalise the market for gyms" in his country, in an attempt to strike a deal with the country's...

Greece Heads Towards Default As Merkel Rules Out Fresh Negotiations

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK

There will be no more negotiations with Greece until after Sunday’s referendum, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, leaving the Mediter...

The Left and the EU

Matthew Bevington | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Bevington

The upcoming EU referendum in the UK is considered to be almost exclusively an issue for the political Right. It is automatically assumed that left-wing voters and thinkers will vote to stay in. This is not the case. I'm a left-wing voter and I will be voting to leave the EU.

Someone Is Trying To Bailout Greece With An Online Crowdfunding Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Comedy

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up on IndieGoGo with the hopes of raising €1,600,000,000 (£1,138,320,437.89) to bail out Greece's faltering ec...

Eurozone Faces Economic Abyss As Greece Heads Towards The Exit

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.06.2015 | 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 30.06.2015 | 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 29.06.2016 | 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 28.06.2016 | 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...

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 25.06.2016 | 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 24.06.2016 | 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 23.06.2016 | 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 24.06.2016 | 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 23.06.2016 | 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 22.06.2016 | 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 18.06.2016 | 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 19.06.2016 | 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 17.06.2016 | 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...