Category Archives: The Greek Debt Crisis

Mar 3 2015

How to study the crisis anthropologically? Theoretical and methodological puzzles

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Dr Dimitrios Theodossopoulos is Reader in Social Anthropology, University of Kent. On February 17th 2015, Dr Theodossopoulos gave a seminar at the Hellenic Observatory, titled ‘Everyday Strategies against Austerity in Greece: the View from Anthropology‘ (find more details here). Read below a … Continue reading

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Feb 26 2015

How can the radical left and far-right work together in Greece?

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By Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou The victory of the radically left Syriza in the Greek election is a historical moment for the country. It is the first time since the modern Greek state was founded in 1832 that a left-wing party will … Continue reading

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Feb 19 2015

Greece’s U-turn in negotiations signifies a new era in Syriza’s internal politics

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By Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou Ever since Syriza came in power the interplay between the intergovernmentalist and supranationalist dimensions of EU politics is present. For the European Commission the rise of Syriza represented an opportunity to regain the political influence it had lost … Continue reading

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Feb 18 2015

The winds are changing: a new left populism for Europe

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By Marina Prentoulis and Lasse Thomassen The unprecedented presence of international media, solidarity delegations and representatives of socialist and leftish parties in Athens signalled that Syriza’s triumph was something more than just another electoral victory. Alexis Tsipras and Pablo Iglesias. Demotix/Czuko Williams. Some … Continue reading

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Feb 12 2015

Syriza’s Internal opposition may risk Greece’s future into the Eurozone

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By Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou After a series of informal bilateral meetings, the feverous negotiations about the Greek debt at yesterday’s informal Eurogroup were not fruitful. To the surprise and beguilement of all Eurogroup members Yannis Varoufakis, the Greek Minister of Finance, in … Continue reading

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Feb 12 2015

Who wanted what? An aftermath of the Public debate on Greek Elections

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By Vasileios Bougioukos and Bernard H Casey The debate on the Greek elections organized by the Hellenic Observatory on 4th February, offered some interesting food for thought. What struck us was a casual comment by Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos at the beginning … Continue reading

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Feb 5 2015

The going gets tough…

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By Vassilis Monastiriotis ECB’s decision, to suspend the waiver for the acceptance of Greek bonds as loan collaterals, came as a shock to Greece but was rather expected by the markets (although this does not preclude a strong ‘market reaction’). … Continue reading

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Feb 4 2015

The benign somersault

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by Vassilis Monastiriotis In the few days since the formation of the new government in Greece, a lot of water has flown under the political bridge of the Greek-Eurozone relations. Much has happened, however, also in relation to the policy … Continue reading

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Jan 13 2015

A note on Greece’s Net Investment Position

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By Panagiotis Konstantinou (AUEB) and Theodore Panagiotidis (University of Macedonia) The extent of the crisis the Greek economy has been experiencing has raised questions about the fundamental factors that led to the massive recession and the sovereign bankruptcy. The role of … Continue reading

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Dec 29 2014

The inevitable European showdown has arrived – between Tsipras and Schauble

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By Kevin Featherstone The Greek Parliament has just had three rounds of voting for a candidate whose credentials mattered to very few and for a post that is, in itself, of little consequence.  Moreover, the outcome – fresh parliamentary elections … Continue reading

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