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2015-06-30

Greece Can Stay in Euro Even With ‘No’ Vote


posted at 21:30

Schaeuble Tells Lawmakers

by Brian Parkin, Birgit Jennen and Rainer Buergin

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told lawmakers in Berlin that Greece would stay in the euro for the time being if Greek voters reject austerity in a referendum scheduled this week, according to three people present.





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Joseph Stiglitz: how I would vote in the Greek referendum


posted at 19:19

Neither alternative – approval or rejection of the troika’s terms – will be easy, and both carry huge risks

by Joseph Stiglitz

Τhe rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors. In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics.





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The moral crusade against Greece must be opposed


posted at 07:09

The idea that Greece partly deserves its fate reflects an order in which wealth trumps democracy. We should fight a narrative that enfeebles us all

by Zoe Williams

‘This is our political alternative to neoliberalism and to the neoliberal process of European integration: democracy, more democracy and even deeper democracy,” said Alexis Tsipras on 18 January 2014 in a debate organised by the Dutch Socialist party in Amersfoort. Now the moment of deepest democracy looms, as the Greek people go to the polls on Sunday to vote for or against the next round of austerity.





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2015-06-28

Greece on the brink of default after talks with creditors break down


posted at 07:52

by Griff Witte

Greece’s long-running standoff with its European creditors appeared headed on Saturday for an abrupt — and potentially cataclysmic — ending as the continent’s finance ministers rejected an emergency Greek request to help the cash-starved country meet a Tuesday deadline for paying back its debts.





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2015-06-27

They want Tsipras’s fall, not to find a solution


posted at 21:31

"Alexis Tsipras … does not apologize to Schäuble, but to History"

by Kostas Vaxevanis

The creditors endanger European stability, the prestige of the European Union, their political future and over a trillion euros to not subside in the Greek proposal, costing several million euros more than what they would really want? They put at risk all that just to bring Greeks to senses? Is that at stake? To teach the bloody-Greeks a lesson? Is there anyone who still believes that for real?





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Greece is being blackmailed. Exiting the eurozone is its way out


posted at 15:31

Instead of acceding to the troika’s devastating demands, Syriza should free the country from the trap of the common currency – if the Greek people agree

by Costas Lapavitsas

A few days ago the Greek government submitted a list of proposals hoping to break the deadlock with the “institutions” – the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank. The government basically agreed to tough primary surpluses: 1% in 2015 and 2% in 2016. To achieve these targets it proposed to raise VAT on a range of widely consumed goods as well as imposing a host of taxes on enterprises and families of “high” income. It also proposed substantial savings on pensions. The measures added up to roughly €8bn over 2015-16, and would be immediately implemented





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2015-06-23

The Greek Crisis Reveals The EU's Democratic Deficit


posted at 18:54

by Frances Coppola

The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, has stirred up something of a hornet’s nest. He has spilled the beans on the less-than-transparent negotiating tactics of the EU institutions – the European Commission and the ECB.





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2015-06-20

Greek crisis: crunch time


posted at 22:39

We’re at a critical point in the Greek crisis

by Paul Mason

Last night a very well-heeled crowd of people from business, finance and the old political elite joined a demonstration – ostensibly non-party political and organised on Facebook – outside the Greek parliament. The participants called for Greece to stay in Europe, but even here many objected to the austerity measures being imposed.

They swarmed up the steps of parliament, casting eerie shadows as they stepped in front of its illuminating lights. It was not lost on supporters of the far-left government that many of those doing the swarming had participated in a government that routinely truncheoned and tear gassed people for coming even close to the former barricades around the building, which the present government has removed.





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