Category Archives: The Greek Debt Crisis

Sep 27 2013

Until Angela Merkel forms a governing coalition, Greece will continue to be in limbo

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by Dr Theofanis Exadaktylos     “Triumph for the queen of austerity – Pressure to the South for reforms”* Angela Merkel’s triumph in the German elections on Sunday and her re-election as Chancellor has made headlines across the world. But what does … Continue reading

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Jul 11 2013

The great Greek exceptionalism (on recessionary austerity and government effectiveness)

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by Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis   The latest round of negotiations between the Greek government and the ‘troika’ must have convinced even the most romantic of those following the Greek crisis that the Greek state is not serious(ly committed to the … Continue reading

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Nov 12 2012

A vote of Confidence should mean exactly that

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by Kevin Featherstone   Today, Parliament is expected to approve the new budget by a comfortable majority, with even some of last week’s rebels coming back to support the Coalition.  But this endorsement is at risk of being totally swamped … Continue reading

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Oct 26 2012

On the efficiency of public investment allocations in Greece

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by Vassilis Monastiriotis After long procrastination and endless negotiations, it seems now that the reform/austerity package requested by the troika will go through and that the latest loan instalment for Greece will be released. Disappointingly, the new package contains very … Continue reading

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Jul 24 2012

Change!

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The (quickly forgotten?) message of the recent elections in Greece was loud and clear: things cannot go on like this any longer. Greece cannot afford to continue with the sluggishness shown by the PASOK-led administration(s); the costless opposition and self-interested … Continue reading

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Jul 2 2012

We demand inertia!

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  by Professor Kevin Featherstone   The fate of Greece seems caught between the crudity of the Troika and the inertia of the domestic politicians proclaiming to save it. With suitors like these, the Goddess Athena should retain her virginity. … Continue reading

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Jun 28 2012

Viewpoint: Election leaves Greece deeply split

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by Dr Spyros Economides   Greece’s economic crisis and increasingly polarised public opinion fuelled much loose talk about the potential for civil war in the run-up to the repeat election of 17 June. This touched a raw nerve in Greece’s … Continue reading

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Jun 28 2012

Ouzo and Out! What’s in it for Greece after ‘exiting’ the Euro 2012?

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  by Dr Theofanis Exadaktylos   My German colleagues were certain: Germany was going to kick Greece out of the euro: but which one? I considered it unprecedented luck being in Berlin on the day of the Greece v. Germany … Continue reading

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Jun 14 2012

Europe’s future rests on a Greek election that has only one certain outcome: greater uncertainty

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by Kevin Featherstone On Sunday Greece goes to the polls for a second time this year, in an election that is likely to determine whether or not the country stays in the Euro. Kevin Featherstone writes that no matter which … Continue reading

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Jun 7 2012

Cyprus: Almost front page news

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by Bernard H. Casey   It’s good to see that Cyprus is making news at last. Monday’s and Tuesday’s Financial Times carried substantial articles on the inside. In Wednesday’s (5-6-12), it even made the back page. For a long time, … Continue reading

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