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Make No Mistake - Europe Is at War Again

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

Yanis Varoufakis' biggest error was to frame the standoff between Greece and the rest of Europe in the language of game theory. However, game theory is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent, rational decision-makers."

Why Germany Should Vote No and Leave the Euro

Christopher Bacon | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

It is patently clear that the eurozone has been a disaster, and consequently that if Greece wants to end its humanitarian crisis, it should vote no in the Sunday referendum, leave the eurozone, and reissue the drachma. What is perhaps less obvious, but nonetheless true, is that Germany should also follow this path and leave the eurozone and reissue the D-mark.

Europe: More Than Fraying at the Edges

Alistair Burnett | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

The EU is teetering on the brink of Grexit as the two sides continue to play a momentous game of chicken. On Sunday, Greeks will be voting in their referendum on whether or not to accept the conditions the EU and IMF have put on giving the country another bailout - and the polls are so finely balanced it's too close to call.

Greek Finance Minister Resigns In A Most Yanis Varoufakis Way

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

The Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday morning following the country's resounding vote in a nation-wide referendum not to adopt s...

Thousands Celebrate In Syntagma Square As Greece Votes 'No'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK

Greek citizens have overwhelmingly voted ‘no’ in a snap referendum on whether to relent to fresh eurozone pressure that would impose further cuts ...

However Greece Has Voted Today, This Crisis Is Not Over - Yet the Government Is Letting Britain's Interests Down

Yvette Cooper | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Politics
Yvette Cooper

A no vote will create a full blown Euro crisis affecting currency stability, European and British markets. A yes vote won't solve the problems as there is still no sustainable deal between the Eurozone and Greece on the table. Britain will be affected either way... So why then are George Osborne and David Cameron doing so little to try and broker a solution or help Europe steer a course through the crisis?

Greece EU Debt Referendum Underway As Europe Watches On

PA | By Scott D'Arcy, Press Association | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK

Greek voters go to the polls today in a crunch referendum on the country's debt deal, with the impact set to ripple across the rest of Europe whatever...

Tensions Could Not Be Higher Ahead Of Crucial Referendum

PA | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK

Protesters in Britain today urged the cancellation of Greece's debt as voters in the country's referendum prepared to go to the polls. Events took ...

A Modern Greek Tragedy

Jason Aiginitis | Posted 03.07.2016 | 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?

What If the Internet Went Down... FOREVER

Ben Morgan | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Ben Morgan

On July 2nd, 2017 the internet stopped working. For 24 hours people furiously pressed 'refresh' over and over again but to no avail. Come the next mor...

Tsipras - Hero of the Left or Just Reckless?

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

20th of June saw the London anti-Austerity protests as one of the largest London demonstrations in years, as people turned out to stand against Camero...

The Battle of Thessaloniki

Giuseppe Porcaro | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK
Giuseppe Porcaro

We drove around the squalid periphery, passing by the village of Kalochori, home of many construction sites left unfinished from pre-war times when th...

The Greek Debt Crisis Explained In Three Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK

With a fund to bail it out currently standing at €1,300,000 on Indiegogo, it's fair to say that Greece has faced better economic times. The dubbe...

Britain and the EU: What Would Machiavelli Do?

Tom Butler Bowdon | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Butler Bowdon

Machiavelli is famous for his manual of power, The Prince, but it now seems likely he wrote it in an attempt to curry favour with the de Medici family...

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...