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Infowar Productions’ new documentary “THIS IS NOT A COUP”: Interview with director Aris Chatzistefanou

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Infowar Productions’ new documentary “THIS IS NOT A COUP”: Interview with director Aris Chatzistefanou

Durante la noche de las negociaciones de Grecia con la UE y el FMI, en Julio de 2015, cuando ya estaba claro que el país estaba a punto de aceptar un acuerdo humillante, circuló por Internet el famoso #Thisisacoup. Mi primera reacción fue escribir en twitter #ThisisNOTacoup - This is EU. Este mismo es el [...]

June 6, 2016

False dilemmas: a critical guide to the Greek debt crisis

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False dilemmas: a critical guide to the Greek debt crisis

Amongst all the cacophony, it is important to look back at the bailouts. All but approximately 11% of the bailout money has ended up in creditors' pockets. [...]

February 9, 2015 Author: Christina Laskaridis

Greece: On auctions

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Greece: On auctions

About 450,000 households have mortgages, mainly during the period after the country joined the Eurozone (2000), the total amounting to around €72 billion. This amount corresponds to 40% of the national GDP and is very small compared to other countries. (In Ireland mortgages reached 300% of the GDP). It is now estimated that the red [...]

February 5, 2014 Author: Dimitris Papoutsis

Barcelona: Protest against the budget of misery (4 December)

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Barcelona: Protest against the budget of misery (4 December)

The Government discusses its new budget, the new measures awaiting us just around the corner. [...]

December 12, 2013 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Waiting for the Civil War?

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Waiting for the Civil War?

In the streets, the antifascist movement has mobilized thousands who clash with the police on daily basis and allover Greece, while the members of the Golden Dawn are hiding pending police investigations in 34 criminal cases which the Ministry of Interior discovered within the last 24 hours apparently under immense pressure by international outcry and [...]

September 15, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

Interview with Habermas

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Interview with Habermas

“Only a Europe that is united politically and has a robust economy, can tame this wild economic capitalism”. This was one of the points the German intellectual stressed in Ef.Syn, a few days before his arrival in Athens, in order to participate in the International Conference on Philosophy, which takes place for the first time [...]

July 21, 2013 Author: Tasos Tsakiroglou

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*

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