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Posts on July 2018
Putting right everything that went wrong in Mati
When dozens of people burn to death a few metres from the sea, less than an hour’s drive from the centre of Athens, you have to accept that everything that could go wrong did so.
Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis
Categories: Politics (367), Society (131), Greece (469)
For better or worse: Greece's bailout exit deja vu
As Greece stands on the cusp of exiting the third, and final, of its painful bailouts, there is a discussion about the terms under which it is exiting and how they compare to the conditions that were on offer the last time the country was close to the MoU finishing line, about four years ago.
Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis
Categories: Europe (276), Politics (367), Economy (314), Greece (469)
Saving Angela Merkel with the help of Alexis Tsipras
The recent Council summit of the EU was termed a make-or-break moment by some of its participants. Numerous media representatives gathered in Brussels reported that the raison d’être of the EU was at risk. Most financial analysts predicted a stormy reaction in bond markets if a compromise could not be reached.
Contributor: Jens Bastian
Categories: Europe (276), Politics (367), Society (131), Greece (469)