Greece

  • SONY DSC
    Permalink Gallery

    Greek political culture has changed beyond recognition since the crisis began

Greek political culture has changed beyond recognition since the crisis began

Support for individual political parties has changed substantially since the start of the crisis in Greece, with Syriza emerging as the largest party in the 2015 elections, while other parties, such as Pasok, have lost most of their support. But beyond the electoral success of parties, what effect has the crisis had on wider political culture within Greece? Gerasimos […]

Share
  • varoufakiscouncilmeetingmarch2015featured
    Permalink Gallery

    Greece must put aside divisive rhetoric if a solution to the country’s crisis is to be found

Greece must put aside divisive rhetoric if a solution to the country’s crisis is to be found

The Greek debt crisis continues to dominate the agenda ahead of an EU summit to be held later today. Lambros Fatsis writes on the approach pursued by the Syriza-led government since it came to power in January. He argues that Syriza’s hostile approach during negotiations has been counter-productive and that the party’s rhetoric has simply reinforced a false distinction […]

Share
  • greekparliamentflagmarch2015featured
    Permalink Gallery

    Power has become centralised in Greek politics since the crisis and this is unlikely to change under Syriza

Power has become centralised in Greek politics since the crisis and this is unlikely to change under Syriza

Numerous studies have sought to capture the economic effect of the Greek debt crisis on the country, but how has the crisis affected the balance of power between central and regional/local authorities in Greece? Eleftherios Antonopoulos writes that the reaction to the crisis has significantly weakened local and regional levels of government. He also notes that the fact that […]

Share
  • yanisvaroufakismoscovicimarch2015featured242
    Permalink Gallery

    With negotiations reaching an impasse, a more radical approach is needed to solve the Greek debt crisis

With negotiations reaching an impasse, a more radical approach is needed to solve the Greek debt crisis

In February, Greece agreed to a four month extension of its current bailout programme, subject to the approval of reform measures proposed by the Greek government. As yet, however, the country’s creditors have still not reached an agreement over the reforms which have been put forward. Nikitas Konstantinidis writes that with tough negotiations ahead, the piecemeal approach which has […]

Share
  • varoufakisscarffeatured
    Permalink Gallery

    Assessing Syriza’s first month in office: why Greece remains a long way from a break with austerity

Assessing Syriza’s first month in office: why Greece remains a long way from a break with austerity

The new Greek government, led by the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza), won power on 25 January. Theofanis Exadaktylos assesses the government’s first month in office. He notes that while Syriza won the election with a commitment to renegotiate the country’s bailout agreement, the subsequent negotiations have proven even more challenging than might have been expected, not least […]

Share
  • wolfgangchathamhfeatured
    Permalink Gallery

    The EU’s deal on Greece shows that Europe remains wedded to the politics of austerity

The EU’s deal on Greece shows that Europe remains wedded to the politics of austerity

On 20 February, Greece agreed to a four month extension of its current bailout programme, subject to the approval of reform measures proposed by the Greek government. André Broome writes that while the election of the Syriza-led coalition in Greece was initially hailed as a game-changing event that could bring an end to austerity in Europe, the negotiations between […]

Share