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Five long years after the beginning of the crisis, it is truer than ever that the cliché of an ancient tragedy can aptly describe the state of affairs regarding Greece and its place in the European family. Indeed, following the announcement by Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras of his intention to call a referendum on… » read more

  Posted by FEPS Fresh Thinking

Conocer el desenlace final de la tragedia griega solo está al alcance de su autor. De ahí que pretender predecir a dónde nos llevará la convocatoria del referéndum del próximo domingo 5 de julio en Grecia, se me presume cuanto menos osado, algo bastante alejado de mis múltiples defectos. Pero sí creo que las declaraciones… » read more

  Posted by Con acento hispano

The Greek government is offering five months now concrete proposals and options on how to tackle the deep-rooted financial and structural problems of the Greek economy. These proposals regard the overcoming of fiscal deadlock, the negotiations over a debt relief agreement, and certainly the preparation of a growth plan that could address the devastating macroeconomic… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

The anti-EU and anti-immigration Danish People’s Party (DPP) got a little help from a friend this week when Tory MEP Hannan visited Copenhagen to support them in the Danish general election campaign. Hannan and the DPP hang out on a daily basis in the European Conservatives and Reformist (ECR) group in the Parliament. It was… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

Is Greece a cow?

During the past seven years of the eurozone debt crisis, we have heard it again and again: That northern European countries are ants and southern European countries are grasshoppers. But this week, it was revealed by top-level EU politicians and the European Commission that Greece is actually a whole other animal, none over than bos… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

At the European Parliament, the Tax Rulings committee is moving forward on Alain Lamassoure’s investigation. The Chair’s next step should be to interview the CEOs of big companies – if they agree to come over. They also plan on speaking to French Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, who has been invited to testify on the 2nd of… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

Possibly the two most vamous – sorry famous – politicians with surnames beginning with the letter V, Yanis Varoufakis and Guy Verhofstadt appear set to meet. Greece’s iconic finance minister and the ALDE leader crossed swords on social media before Guy proposed a high-level pow-wow. Guy – known behind his back as “the Hoff” –… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

Europe, where art thou? Following Podemos’ victory in Spain, we feel threatened by a new wave of euroscepticism. However, if we consider Podemos as eurosceptic, we miss a decisive point of view regarding the nature of that party and also of the crisis we have been facing since 2008. In the case of Podemos, its… » read more

  Posted by PostPolitik - The blog of Alessio Postiglione

Varoufakis uses a good argument in the wrong way. He wants Greece to relax its government budget, using other countries’s money. The opposition to this strategy has little to do with being Keynesian or not. The Greek Finance minister Yiannis Varoufakis has spent the last years trying to convince the public opinion that the Troika’s… » read more

  Posted by Brainstorm on Politics and Economics of the EU

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