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12.10.2017

Open the islands – No more dead from cold

Open the islands – No more dead from cold

Solidarity groups and organizations call for urgent action as winter is coming for refugees in Greece. Over 40 solidarity groups and organizations are calling for urgent action from the Greek local and national authorities to prevent more refugees from dying in the cold as winter sets in once again. They… »

11.10.2017

European Central Bank made almost €8bn from Greece’s financial crisis

European Central Bank made almost €8bn from Greece’s financial crisis

The European Central Bank (ECB) has profited handsomely from its holdings of Greek government debt, according to a document seen by the Financial Times. A written response to a request from a Greek MEP showed the bank collected €7.8 billion in interest payments between 2012-2016 on Greek sovereign bonds acquired… »

29.09.2017

Schäuble leaves but Schäuble-ism lives on

Schäuble leaves but Schäuble-ism lives on

By Yanis Varoufakis for DiEM25. Wolfgang Schäuble may have left the finance ministry but his policy for turning the eurozone into an iron cage of austerity that is the very antithesis of a democratic federation, lives on. What is remarkable about Dr Schäuble’s tenure was how… »

28.09.2017

DiEM’s ‘Greek New Deal’ presented in Patra – Greece’s third-largest city

DiEM’s ‘Greek New Deal’ presented in Patra – Greece’s third-largest city

DiEM25 and its co-founder Yanis Varoufakis were well received in the city of Patra in Western Greece. The “Royal” theatre was packed with people who were keen to hear about DiEM25’s “New Deal for Greece”. In his speech, Yanis noted that: “The MoUs have made all… »

20.09.2017

The Eurozone is ‘bouncing back’? Tell that to the people of Spain and Greece

The Eurozone is ‘bouncing back’? Tell that to the people of Spain and Greece

EU citizens living under squeezed financial circumstances could be forgiven for wondering whether European Commission President Juncker was having a joke at their expense when he spoke recently about how Europe’s economy is finally bouncing back. After a tumultuous decade triggered by the global financial crisis… »

04.07.2017

20th antiracist festival in Athens

20th antiracist festival in Athens

Our country is all the earth. This was the slogan of the 20th antiracist festival that took place the past three days (30/6, 1-2/7) in Athens. Traditionally many organizations and civil movements take part in this celebration that hosts political and social discussions, events, music stages and food from different… »

06.03.2017

Varoufakis and De Masi clash with ECB on transparency

Varoufakis and De Masi clash with ECB on transparency

Greece’s former finance minister to hold a press conference on Wednesday, March 8, with German MEP to announce filing a vital Freedom of Information request to the ECB. Did the European Central Bank (ECB) act within its mandate when it shut down Greece’s banks in June 2015? Were the ECB’s… »

19.01.2017

Refugees in Greece: winter in a tent

Refugees in Greece: winter in a tent

The Mobile Info Team for Refugees in Greece is a group of international activists who counsel refugees in Greece with regard to their asylum application process. Together with Traveling light – Legal Team for the Protection of Refugees‘ and Immigrants‘ Rights they have produced a report on the… »

19.12.2016

Dijsselscrooge: Greece attacked for paying Christmas bonuses to pensioners

Dijsselscrooge: Greece attacked for paying Christmas bonuses to pensioners

Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s salary as the Netherlands’ Finance Minister is over €170,000 p.a. This is more than 212 times as much as the best off of those Greek pensioners whom he is determined to deprive of their Christmas bonuses.  by Steve McGiffen originally published on Spectrezine, 17/12/2016.   Greece’s… »

09.12.2016

EU wants states to return migrants to Greece

EU wants states to return migrants to Greece

The EU executive has recommended member states resume returning migrants to Greece next year. The aim is to restore the Dublin accord which fell apart due to Athens’ money troubles and an influx of people seeking asylum. The new policy would only apply to newcomers leaving Greece after March 15,… »

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