Category Archives: The Greek Debt Crisis

Jul 6 2015

Experts react: Greek referendum

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The final result of the Greek referendum saw 61.3 per cent of voters reject the proposal, with 38.7 per cent voting in favour. EUROPP’s contributors express their reactions to the result and what it could mean for Greece’s future in … Continue reading

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Jul 3 2015

The IMF’s Preliminary Draft Debt Sustainability Analysis: what does it mean?

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By Vassilis Monastiriotis The release of the latest analysis by the IMF on the sustainability of the Greek debt, which states loudly that Greece will need not only a hefty new bailout but also a further debt restructuring, fueled again … Continue reading

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Jun 26 2015

When Populism Fails

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By Kevin Featherstone Some years ago at the start of the crisis, I wrote in ‘Kathimerini’ that Greece might have to experience a ‘catastrophe’ before it would truly reform and get onto a better economic path. I hoped that such … Continue reading

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Jun 10 2015

The negotiation that never happened…

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by Vassilis Monastiriotis   There are – there have always been – two approaches to the Greek crisis. One, that realises that there is a domestic problem (high debt, propensity to produce new debts, state and market inefficiencies, weak institutions … Continue reading

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Mar 27 2015

Greek political culture has changed beyond recognition since the crisis began

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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 … Continue reading

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Mar 27 2015

Both Greece and its creditors must compromise to prevent the risk of a Grexit

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Greece and its creditors have been engaged in a two-month standoff over the release of further financial assistance to the country. Lorenzo Codogno and Paul De Grauwe write that with no agreement yet reached, the possibility of Greece leaving the … Continue reading

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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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