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Posts on March 2017

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Photo by Fosphotos What Dijsselbloem didn't say

Maybe the dial in his mind was still switched to the rigours of the Dutch elections or possibly his focus was on former colleagues who might now want to challenge him for his post as Eurogroup president. Whatever the case, Jeroen Dijsselbloem exposed one of the ugliest and most damaging sides to the discussion about the eurozone since the crisis broke out in the single currency area.

Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis

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Categories: Europe (202), Politics (278), Economy (255), Greece (389)

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Greece and lenders trap themselves over labour reforms

Monday’s Eurogroup is about to roll around and Greece does not seem much closer to an agreement with the institutions. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appears ready to go in search of the fabled, but rarely-seen “political solution” to secure the conclusion of the second review but given where the various sides stand at the moment, looking up David Copperfield might be more useful.

Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis

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Categories: Europe (202), Politics (278), Economy (255), Greece (389)

Photo by Dimitris Skalakis/Fosphotos Greek women in crisis

On International Women’s Day on Wednesday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Twitter account wished for the women of the world who are fighting for their rights “strength and luck.” He mentioned the elderly ladies on the island of Lesvos who took refugee babies in their hands to feed them and Konstantina Kouneva, the historian from Bulgaria, who worked as a cleaner and was had sulfuric acid thrown on her face in 2008, as “faces of fighting women.”

Contributor: Elli Siapkidou

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Categories: Economy (255), Society (59), Greece (389)

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