P. De Grauwe: The ECB Grants Debt Relief To All Eurozone Nations Except Greece

19 maart 2016 – It looks like Greece may get some debt relief. There is as yet no certainty about this because some German politicians continue to conduct rear-guard battles to prevent it. What is certain, however, is that all Eurozone countries, with the exception of Greece, have been enjoying debt relief since…

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F. Coppola: Dr. Schaeuble’s Master Plan

14 juli 2015 – According to Forbes writer Frances Coppola is “the deal that was finally agreed not sustainable. Everyone knows that. It was widely panned not only by left-sympathising economists, but also by Wall Street. It is questionable whether the Greek government will be able to get the first tranche of contentious requirements through…

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S. Sassen: Three rarely –IF EVER– mentioned facts in the Greek tragedy

3 juli 2015 – Saskia Sassen is a Dutch-American sociologist noted for her analyses of globalization and international human migration.  She is Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, and Chairs The Committee on Global Thought. Sassen coined the term global city. In this article Sassen addresses the reader directly: “You, dear reader, decide if…

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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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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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E. Toussaint: “Aan alle eerlijke journalisten…”

18 juni 2015 – In april 2015 heeft het Griekse parlement een onderzoekscommissie opgericht om de wettelijkheid van het memorandum van 2010 te onderzoeken, waarin de voorwaarden voor de leningen aan Griekenland werden vastgelegd. Een aantal internationale deskundigen hebben alle documenten onderzocht. Deze commissie staat onder leiding van de Belg Eric…

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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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A. Ioannidis: Stand in solidarity with the struggle of the Greek people

4 maart 2015 – The famous Greek-Cypriot singer songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis, wrote an open letter (published in Open Democracy) to reach European citizens and make clear what the austerity measures imposed to Greece by trojka actually mean. “What does our salvation look like? Our people have been asked to go hungry in…

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A. Ioannidis: We blame you!

25 januari 2015 – The Greek-Cypriot singer songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis has published a polemic text on his personal website to express feelings, to comment on attitudes and to highlight the reasons behind what we all experience, in Greece and Europe. Read the article in English translation: We blame you!

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