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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

Interview with Éric Toussaint

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Interview with Éric Toussaint

It is a simple task, there are very clear criteria. In the case of Greece more than half of the debt is with the Troika, 170 billion euros. It is totally illegitimate and should be declared invalid because it was imposed by agencies not representing the Greek citizens. Not even the memoranda have been treated [...]

April 3, 2013 Author: Luis Giménez San Miguel

Cyprus, Seriously

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Cyprus, Seriously

A correspondent, whom I respect, has (gently) challenged me to say plainly what I think Cyprus should do — leaving aside all questions about political realism. And he’s right: while I think it’s OK to spend most of my time on this blog working within the limits of the politically possible, and relying on a [...]

March 26, 2013 Author: Paul Krugman

Why we should be cautious about cheering on Cyprus’s no vote

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Why we should be cautious about cheering on Cyprus’s no vote

Watching the drama unfolding in Cyprus over the last few days has been anything if not surreal. The far left and the Eurosceptic right alike have rejoiced at the Cypriot parliament's "valiant no" to a deal that would have ensured the financing of the cash-strapped economy from the Eurozone and the IMF. [...]

March 20, 2013 Author: Nikos Chrysoloras

Austerity’s children becoming Europe’s “lost generation”

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Austerity’s children becoming Europe’s “lost generation”

Children across Europe are being driven into poverty by harsh government austerity and youth unemployment is soaring, threatening to create "lost generations" that could fire up a new continental crisis. Global charity Caritas said on Thursday that around three out of every 10 children in Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Italy and Spain are in or have [...]

February 14, 2013 Author: Claire Davenport

Interview with Aditya Chakrabortty

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Interview with Aditya Chakrabortty

Some months ago, the British newspaper Guardian decided to focus on the EU periphery – the so-called PIGS of the European integration. Instead of sending just another journalist, the journal chose to assign the mission to its economics leader writer. Aditya Chakrabortty has been turned into a sort of "war correspondent" of the financial crisis [...]

January 29, 2013 Author: Aris Xatzistefanou

A rock or a hard place? The Greek plexus of power decides

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A rock or a hard place? The Greek plexus of power decides

In the early hours of December 20, a police unit drove down Acharnon, a busy thoroughfare in central Athens. Arriving at the imposing building lying at its junction with Cheyden St, they informed the occupants they would be conducting a "routine" check. Only a few hours later, the building was being emptied out, its occupants [...]

January 18, 2013 Author: Antonis Vradis

Portugal: Playing government

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Portugal: Playing government

“Perhaps the most important question one should be asking regarding the IMF report about the Portuguese State entitled “Rethinking the State. Selected Expenditure Reform Options”, is how the IMF management can carry out such a role. A second issue, more common, would be to understand why the Portuguese government is bothered with this kind of [...]

January 10, 2013 Author: Pedro Lains

Mitterrand or Kaldor?

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Mitterrand or Kaldor?

The US is a result of crises. Without the debt crisis caused by the American Revolution, without the North and South confrontation for the transfer of income from the rich South to the poor North, without the bubbles bursting every almost 8 years during the 19th century (when cunning entrepreneurs convinced investors to put everything [...]

November 28, 2012 Author: Yiannis Varoufakis