Sunday, 23 November 2014
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  • Is there (sustainable) growth in Greece?

    Photo by MacroPolis 19/11/2014

    Greece finally exited its six-year long recession in the third quarter of 2014. The Hellenic Statistical Authority ELSTAT said that the economy grew by 0.7 percent in the third quarter (compared to the same quarter in 2013). The positive third quarter reading is the first after 24 consecutive quarters of negative GDP performance dating back to Q3 2008.
  • The rise of a "Spanish SYRIZA" transform’s country’s politics

    Photo by Podemos Uviéu via Flickr 17/11/2014

    The dramatic entrance on the political scene of Podemos, a nine-month-old far-left party, does not have any precedent in the nearly 40 years of democracy in Spain. Nut nor has the country experienced the scale of the crises that have pounded it since 2008, forming the breeding ground in which the “Spanish SYRIZA” has sprung up.
  • You can call it reform if you like

    Photo by MacroPolis 14/11/2014

    The coalition is currently involved in a dispute with local authorities over checks on municipal employees’ contracts. Some mayors have resisted attempts by the Administrative Reform Ministry to review the agreements that led to thousands of fixed-term contracts becoming permanent a decade ago.