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The job application of Adonis Georgiadis* for the position of Minister of Health

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The job application of Adonis Georgiadis* for the position of Minister of Health

With the bankruptcy of the social security system imminent, hospital closures already a reality, and lack of access to health care a fact of life for many Greek citizens, the government needs someone who can disregard the human aspects of these policies, and concentrate instead on meeting austerity targets. I believe I am the right [...]

June 25, 2013 Author: Despina Biri

These are the priorities of the Greek governments in the last 3 years

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These are the priorities of the Greek governments in the last 3 years

This graph shows where the 207 billions euro loans of the Troika to the Greek State end up in the last 3 years. This is what they meant by statements such as ‘We are saving the Greek economy and society’. They made efforts to save the European and Greek banks and financial institutions. [...]

June 18, 2013 Author: ATTAC

Greek Bail-Out: 77% went into the Financial Sector

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Greek Bail-Out: 77% went into the Financial Sector

Since March 2010, the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have applied 23 tranches comprising €206.9 billion to the so-called "Greek bail-out". They have however provided hardly any documentation on the exact use of those huge amounts of public funds. ATTAC Austria has therefore put up an investigation on the issue: At [...]

June 17, 2013 Author: ATTAC

Are we really doing better?

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Are we really doing better?

Nietzsche, interpreting the familiar myth, reports that Zeus left hope in Pandora's box not out of pity, but of malice, because hope for nothing and mostly without a decision for action is not a gift but a curse. "Such hope," the philosopher says in the «Menschliches, Allzumenschliches» "is the worst kind, because it prolongs the [...]

May 28, 2013 Author: Giorgis Katrougalos*

Mapping the grassroots groups in Greece

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Mapping the grassroots groups in Greece

Still think Greeks are sitting idle, the helpless victims of events in their country? Think again. The Omikron Project carried out a study in March and April 2013 to map all the grassroots movements in Greece who are stepping in where the system is failing. [...]

May 27, 2013

Persona non grata: George Papandreou in Edinburgh

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Persona non grata: George Papandreou in Edinburgh

On the 11th of June, George Papandreou, the former Greek Prime Minister who led Greece into the arms of the IMF has been invited to the TEDGlobal 2013 conference in Edinburgh. According to TEDGlobal, he is supposedly going to “draw lessons from the Greek debt crisis”, however, he is the very same person that during [...]

May 16, 2013

Stodgy Netherlands is nation that’ll blow up euro

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Stodgy Netherlands is nation that’ll blow up euro

Which euro-zone country is most deeply in debt? The profligate Greeks, with their generous state-funded pensions? The Cypriots and their banks stuffed with dodgy Russian money? The recession-hit Spaniards or the boom-and-bust Irish? [...]

May 8, 2013 Author: Matthew Lynn

Analysis: What taxpayer bailouts? Euro crisis saves Germany money

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Analysis: What taxpayer bailouts? Euro crisis saves Germany money

What is more, governments in Germany, Finland, Austria, the Netherlands and France have saved billions of euros thanks to a sharp fall in how much they pay to raise money in financial markets since their borrowing costs have dropped steeply. [...]

May 2, 2013 Author: Jan Strupczewski

Portugal – the citizens say no to the Troika

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Portugal – the citizens say no to the Troika

Portuguese should take to the streets again massively this April 25th, anniversary of the “Carnation Revolution”. The target is the policies of austerity imposed by Brussels and Frankfurt. [...]

April 25, 2013 Author: Courrier International

Athens and the Crisis

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Athens and the Crisis

Timeline that gives an overview of events related to the crisis in Greece on a local, national and global scale from 2008 until now. Updated on a quarterly basis. [...]

April 19, 2013 Author: Jaya Brekke