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Posts by Yiannis Mouzakis

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Photo by MacroPolis Everybody be cool

It’s less than three weeks since the Greek government was elected and its Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has just taken part in his first Eurogroup – an experience that some of his predecessors have described as traumatic. Yet, a surprisingly large number of people appear convinced that Greece is heading for a showdown with the eurozone and may be counting its last weeks in the single currency.

Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis

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Categories: Europe (281), Politics (385), Economy (329), Greece (496)

Photo by MacroPolis The one question SYRIZA needs to answer

With the coalition in Greece getting only 160 votes for its presidential candidate in the first ballot, falling short even of the most conservative estimate, based on the currently available information it seems that the number of deputies that will vote in favour in the third round on December 29th will not reach the minimum 180 required.

Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis

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Categories: Politics (385), Economy (329), Greece (496)

Photo by MacroPolis How Samaras backed himself and Greece into a corner over bailout exit

The line coming out of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s office at the end of May was that New Democracy did not lose the European Parliament elections despite receiving almost 4 percentage points less than SYRIZA. Together with PASOK, Samaras’s party had a bigger share of the vote than the opposition. The argument emanating from the government camp was that if the leftists couldn’t score a decisive victory at the tail end of the Greek depression, they would never achieve one.

Contributors: Nick Malkoutzis, Yiannis Mouzakis

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Categories: Politics (385), Economy (329), Greece (496)

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