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Greece wins approval from Eurogroup, but seriously, what was the big fight between Varoufakis and Schäuble all about?

On Friday, after days of intense and difficult negotiations, Greece and the Eurogroup were able to approve an agreement covering the next four months. Whereas Greece wanted to call the deal “bridging finance”, the Eurogroup insisted on calling it a…

Katerina Sergidou (Syriza): “We need the support of people from Spain and the whole of Europe”

Katerina Sergidou, secretary of the coordination committee of Syriza in Athens, is currently in Spain to support the launch of the manifesto “For the change in Greece”. “If he’s a star that says no to the troika, then he’s welcome,”…

Who’s in charge of your country: the Government or the Bank?

In recent days the question of Greece’s debt has taken over the headlines in Europe, especially in the economic news. Greece’s leaders have toured many important capitals of Europe to seek support for a reduction of national debt. Despite some…

Syriza Official Vows to Kill EU-US Trade Deal as ‘Gift to All European People’

Threat comes amid continued grassroots opposition to proposed trade deal By Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams An official with Greece’s newly elected Syriza party may have sounded the death knell for a proposed EU-U.S. trade deal that has…

Greek Coalition Politics: not as simple as “left” and “right”

Elections seem to be increasingly putting together strange partners into power. The UK election in 2010 saw the unexpected and highly unusual result of a coalition government between the larger centre-right Conservatives under David Cameron and the smaller left-ish Liberal…

Winds of change in Greece

A week is a long time in politics, as the saying goes, and never was this more clearly illustrated than in Greece over the last seven days. One week ago, a country with no self-esteem was on its knees begging…

The human being as the central value: a Latin-American prescription for Europe

The obstinacy of stock-market gurus and their prescriptions for the economic health of different countries are contradicted by the efficacy of the treatment in their populations. The illness of hunger, endemic now for a long time, unemployment, housing instability and…

Greek PM halts privatization, markets tumble

Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras has openly challenged international creditors by stopping privatization plans agreed upon under the country’s bailout deal. During his first meeting with cabinet members on Wednesday, Tsipras said that they could not disappoint voters already battered…

Greek voters reignite the flame of Democracy

From A World to Win Blog The stunning victory of the anti-austerity Syriza in the Greek general election deepens the existing political crisis in Europe and throws into sharp relief the reactionary policies of Labour and other mainstream parties in…

Greece, elections and reflections on the crisis

The forthcoming political elections in Greece could be a turning point not only for the country, but also for the whole of Europe. Here we talk about the possible consequences with Marianella Kloka, Greek member of the international organisation, World…

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