Greek Debt Crisis

This Is What Happens When You Try And Reform Greek Pensions

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

Petrol bombs were hurled at riot police during the latest round of anti-government protests in Athens on Thursday. Troubled erupted as the country suf...

The European Union's Reckless Quarrels With Greece

Jo Simmons | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Compromise is required by both sides. In his comments about 'flooding' Europe, Kammenos made no effort to disguise the fact that this 'policy' was informed by vengeance only, saying "if they strike us, we will strike them." And while some Greeks may feel they have the moral high ground, the EU states must be careful to ensure the same contagion isn't infecting their thinking too.

Little Refugee Girl Handing Flower To Turkish Riot Policeman Becomes Symbolic Gesture Of Hope

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

As millions of refugees escaping from war-torn countries are displaced across the globe, small signs of hope can still be found. One little girl h...

Greece: The Reality of Austerity

Emily Stacey | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Stacey

When the new Greek finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, turned up to a make or break euro summit in July without a new bailout proposal, my hopes of f...

Meanwhile, Back in Greece: The Crisis Never Went Away

Jason Aiginitis | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Jason Aiginitis

Last month, all eyes were on Greece, as it looked as though the whole country was on the brink of collapse. And if Greece collapsed, so too, we were told, would Europe. For a while, it felt like all anybody could talk about was Greece, and about what felt like the very real possibility of a devastating Grexit.

Reality TV Now Represents Our Greatest Chance At Controlling Our Lives

Gerry Flynn | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Politics
Gerry Flynn

So I am to spend the final throes of being 23 trundling slowly through revolving doors like some illiterate, gaping bovine waiting for a lobotomy that...

A Gripping Political Drama That Has the UK in It's Sights

Steven Woolfe | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

I can't think of a more gripping political drama than that of the EU/IMF/ECB/Greece Grexit discussions over the past few months... However, for the political elites orchestrating the centrifugal forces of the EU who like to keep everything behind closed doors, these scenarios have been discomforting.

The Waugh Zone July 15, 2015

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

The five things you need to know on Wednesday July 15, 2015... 1) LUCKY STRIKE David Cameron’s bid to make the Tories ‘the party of workin...

The Greek Bailout Deal Resolves Nothing

John Springford | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Politics
John Springford

The new bailout deal signals Greece's capitulation to its creditors, something which has important ramifications for the bailout's success. Even if the deal makes it through the Greek parliament in the coming weeks, the programme's economic incoherence will make it fall apart.

What Is Europe Without Greece?

Stephen T. Hall | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen T. Hall

One thing is clear, that Alexis Tspiras must stand firm in sweeping waters and against the rising tide. Historians will often say that European man is Greek in provenance. As citizens of Europe we know that Syriza is making decisions in constrained space and time, and that they should be proud -- whatever the outcome -- that they have sought to represent a demographic that extends beyond Greece and touches the heart of Europe.

Anti-Austerity Greek MPs Back A Bailout Plan That Looks Very Much Like Austerity

Press Association | Posted 11.07.2015 | UK

The Greek parliament has backed government proposals for economic reforms in the hope of ending the country's debt crisis. Punishing tax rises and ...

What the Recent Greek Drama Has Taught Me...

Oana Chirila | Posted 10.07.2016 | UK Politics
Oana Chirila

As you may know, we have been in Greece for the past two weeks. We flew in the same Saturday the Greek government announced that they were unfortunat...

Tsipras: A Trail-Blazer for the Next Generation

Alexandra Heal | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alexandra Heal

The outcome of this Hellenic crisis will probably stroll along, another five years and fifty summits later, sauntering with a glass of Ouzo in one hand and a kebab in the other. But whatever this outcome, Tsipras will be written into history, as either a political genius or an insolent and hot-headed fool. But even come the worst, at least the Captain can say he went down with his ship, hot head held high.

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?

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.

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...

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...

Anger In Euroland, Where 'Good News' Is Just for the Markets

Martin Whitlock | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

European finance ministers reacted angrily, it was reported, to what they perceived to be Greek intransigence during their meeting in the Latvian capi...

The Greek People Have Punctured the Smugness of the 'Moneymen'

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The humiliation of Greece by foreign politicians and unelected bodies, dictating what Greece must do regardless of what harm it causes its people, must be too much to bear in a country that gave the world the concept of democracy.

Game Theory and the Greek Election

Kitty Ussher | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Kitty Ussher

This time round, with elections due on Sunday, the popularity of the anti-austerity party, Syriza, is greater but the market atmosphere is calmer, helped by the ECB's long awaited announcement on Thursday that it would commence a programme of quantitative easing designed to boost demand.

Jessica Elgot

EU President Backs Calls For 'Compromise' On Troika's Greece Demands | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK

STRASBOURG – Europe must be prepared to make new compromises over Greek debt or risk the nation forfeiting its timid growth and spooking potential n...

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.

Remembering the Greek Debt Paradox

Paulo Casaca | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Paulo Casaca

To restructure Portuguese debt will be at best a loss of credibility in the state of law and a loss of time; at worse it might just be the beginning of an unpredictable extrication of the whole of the Euro-zone system.

'We Should Shut Down The BBC To Save Money'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

In the aftermath of the shock decision to haul Greece's state broadcaster off air in a radical austerity measure has been welcomed by some in Britain,...

Is the UK Set to Become Part of the 'Post-developed' World?

Thomas Midlane | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

It might be time to start preparing for 'post-developed, de-developing' Britain.