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Posts on November 2021
Podcast - So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen Angela Merkel
The outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel was a ubiquitous figure during the Greek crisis, often making her a target for the frustrations generated by the austerity policies she and her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), advocated.
Contributor: Agora Podcast
Categories: Europe (276), Politics (364), Economy (312), Society (131), Greece (466)
The case of SYRIZA's fiscal performance
One can discuss the political or ideological inclinations of SYRIZA, but from a budgetary balance and debt management perspective, its performance was an achievement that few expected after the brief first SYRIZA government. The interesting question is: how did SYRIZA accomplish this and why did they do it?
Contributor: Bob Traa & Jens Bastian
Categories: Politics (364), Economy (312), Greece (466)