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Greek Crisis Getting Better or Worse

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/27/europe-economic-crisis-worse-caritas-report Far from being over Europe’s economic crisis is getting worse with disturbing levels of poverty and deprivation being noted among children and youth, says a report compiled by the Catholic charity Caritas. The survey, conducted over the course of the past year, not only challenges the official discourse – that Europe is on the […]

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Greek Crisis Over?

Even though my friends in Greece say it’s just talk, it seems Greece might be coming out of the crisis, says Greek government. Surely, we should believe the government. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-25291036 Greece sees end of recession in 2014 with new budget. Greek lawmakers have passed the 2014 budget, which predicts a return to growth after six […]

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Hugo Dixon: Greece’s Reform

Greece’s reform job is not even half finished. The government hasn’t done enough to root out the vested interests that strangle the economy. On the other hand, Antonis Samaras’ coalition is so fragile that it could collapse if the troika – the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund – forces […]

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About the Greek Protests

I wanted to summerise what this Greek crisis is all about at the very beginning, before it’s too late. Wikipedia says: The 2010–12 Greek protests were a series of demonstrations and general strikes taking place across Greece. The protests, which began on 5 May 2010, were sparked by plans to cut public spending and raise taxes […]

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