G. Baczynska & K. Tagaris: Greece, Turkey take short-cuts to return migrants

31 maart 2016 – Greece and Turkey are rushing through changes to their asylum rules in a race to implement a EU-Turkey agreement on the return of refugees and migrants from Greek islands to Turkey from next Monday, EU officials and diplomats said. Both Athens and Ankara must amend their legislation to…

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R. Bregman: Hoe gaan Dijsselbloem & Co. de geschiedenis in?

30 juni 2015 – Rutger Bregman van De Correspondent vraagt zich af “hoe het toch mogelijk is dat de euro – die onze democratie had moeten versterken, de band tussen de Europese landen had moeten verstevigen en de welvaart van heel Europa had moeten vergroten – is ontaard in een…

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C. Salmon: Insider: “We underestimated the power of the creditors”

8 juli 2015 – A senior member of Greece’s negotiating team speaks to Christian Salmon for Mediapart. In this interview a senior advisor to the Greek government, who has been at the heart of the past five months of negotiations between Athens and its international creditors, reveals the details of what…

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Greek referendum: full results

6 juli 2015 – by George Arnett, Ami Sedghi, Achilleas Galatsidas and Sean Clarke, The Guardian. Referendum results in full. Voters were asked: ‘whether to accept the outline of the agreement submitted by the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund at the Eurogroup of 25/06/15′. (That…

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Greek referendum: how Athens voted

9 juli 2015 – by Achilleas Galatsidas and George Arnett / The Guardian. “The Greek referendum has been presented as a split between young and old. This interactive map shows how, in the capital at least, it also flagged up divisions between the richest and poorest in society. Wealthy suburbs in the…

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J. Stiglitz: How I would vote in the referendum

29 juni 2015 – Joseph Stiglitz, university professor at Columbia University and recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in economics, clarifies his choice as far as the referendum of 5 July is concerned: “It is hard to advise Greeks how to vote on 5 July. Neither alternative – approval or rejection of…

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P. Legrain: Athens is being blackmailed

28 juni 2015 – Philippe Legrain, former economic advisor to the president of the European Commission (2011 to 2014) and visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, is commenting on the referendum to be held on 5 July: “Greece’s creditors hope that by unleashing chaos, they can bring…

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J.D. Sachs: The Endgame in Greece

18 juni 2015 – De Griekse regering heeft gelijk dat ze niet inbindt: dat is haar verantwoordelijkheid tegenover haar burgers. Jeffrey D. Sachs is een Amerikaanse topeconoom en directeur van het Earth Institute van de Columbia University en tevens auteur van  veel besproken boeken ‘The End of Poverty’ en ‘The…

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P. Krugman: Breaking Greece

25 juni 2015 – In the New York Times Opinion Column, Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning Op-Ed columnist points out, that “the people who utterly failed to see the damage austerity would do — see the chart, which compares the projections in the 2010 standby agreement with reality — are now…

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B. Jacobs: Ramp voor de Grieken, Blamage voor EU

17 juni 2015 – Bas Jacobs is econoom en promoveerde in 2002 aan de Universiteit aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam op het proefschrift Public Finance and Human Capital. Sinds 2007 is hij hoogleraar economie en overheidsfinanciën aan de Erasmus School of Economics van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. Op zijn weblog publiceert hij een…

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J. Galbraith: What is reform? The strange case of Greece and Europe

12 juni 2015 – James Galbraith, professor in government-business relations at the University of Texas, illustrates in this article the reasons why creditors’ demands would only prolong Greece’s crisis. He makes clear that reform is the only thing missing from creditor’s demands as “‘Reform in any true sense is a process that requires time, patience, planning,…

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Hoffmann, Horn & Schwan: A Greek Deal could be in the offing

15 juni 2015 – Reiner Hoffman (President of the German Trade Union Confederation), Gustav Horn (scientific director of the Macroeconomic Policy Institute of the Hans Böckler Stiftung) and Gesine Schwan (political scientist), argue that the negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors can prove to be succesful if there…

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J. Habermas: Why Angela Merkel is wrong on Greece

25 juni 2015 – The German sociologist and philopher Jürgen Habermas criticizes “the constipated manner in which the German government perceives its leadership role in Europe.” According to Habermas “It’s the citizens, not the banks, which must retain the final say in existential questions for Europe.” First published in German in Süddeutsche…

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C. Lapavitsas: The Looming Austerity Package

12 juni 2015 – Costas Lapavitsas, professor in Economics of the University of London and member of the Hellenic Parliament for Syriza, presents the proposals of both negotiating parties and argues that the European “institutions” are seeking a public defeat of Syriza and the closing off of any alternative. Read the…

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N. Koulousios: Schuim en As, Buitenhof 7 juni 2015

mediacirkel europe1grNikos Koulousios, freelance journalist en deskundige van de Mediacirkel, heeft op 7 juni de laatste ontwikkelingen met betrekking tot de onderhandelingen tussen de Griekse regering van A. Tsipras en de trojka becommentarieerd. Presentator: Marcia Luyten.

Zie zijn interview tijdens het wekelijkse discussieprogramma van AVROTROS, VARA en VPRO Buitenhof: Interview N. Koulousios Buitenhof