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How attitudes are informing monetary policies

Donald Tusk’s announcements of an “Agreekment,” where EU members have agreed to another bailout package, should be celebrated. What should not

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Online protest against austerity: All for nothing?

Though I have long been an avid user of Twitter, it was never to the point of obsession. Lately, however, Twitter has

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Why Greece is to blame for the Greek crisis

Until yesterday, we were inclined to believe that the Greek population had been kidnapped by some disturbed political forces from the fringes

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Austerity and Autonomy don’t mix

On July 1st, 2015, Greece missed a deadline for a 1.5 billion Euro payment to the IMF. With talks remaining rocky,

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Troika versus Syriza – the uncomfortable outcome

After weeks of stalemate negotiations and never-ending game-theoretical analysis, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has drawn the joker or the so-called “democracy

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Improving German-Greek Relations

As a young European-Greek who has been living in both Greece and Germany since 2010, I have drawn some conclusions about Greek-German

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German Reparations for Greece

In Germany, a debate rages about pride and prejudice: Do we owe Greece reparations for the occupation during World War II? “Morally

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Debt relief for Greece

In the languages of the Mediterranean, the terms for debt and sin are equivalent. The debita nostra – “forgive us our debts”

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The crisis is diversifying politics

There was an interesting little stir on social media this week, when the freshly-minted Greek finance minister traveled to London. This was

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Greece after the elections and Tsipras’ victory

In the days and weeks leading up to the Greek election, something happened that I never thought was possible. I completely lost

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