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Obama to Germany about Greece: "You cannot squeeze countries in the midst of depression" [VIDEO]

In the wake of a rejection of austerity by Greek voters, the president of the United States, in an interview with CNN, sent a clear message to Greece΄s creditors: "When you have an economy that is in freefall there has to be a growth strategy and not simply an effort to squeeze more and more out of a population that is hurting worse and worse.”

What Greece΄s new government mean for migration policy?

Behzad Yaghmaian
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Now that Syriza has been elected to power in Greece, what will this mean for the country΄s migration [...]

Paul Krugman draws parallels between Germany and Michael Corleone [VIDEO]

In a post appeared on his personal blog, the Princeton University economist and New York Times columnist argues that in the case of Greece, "Germany is talking as if it intends to follow the Michael Corleone strategy" and even posts the relevant scene from the Godfather...

Eurogroup chief concludes tense meetings with new government


Nick Barnets

Schulz positive on Tsipras΄ stance against austerity


Nick Barnets

Tsipras: We are a government of ΄social salvation΄

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BBC
Belgium seeks extradition of Greece detainee
Belgium is asking Greece to extradite one of the suspects arrested there over a possible link with the alleged Islamist plot against Belgian police, prosecutors say
Belgium seeks extradition of Greece detainee
New York Times
The NYT interviews Alexis Tsipras: "Syriza is a chance for Greece to become a normal, modern European country again"
Under Alexis Tsipras, a candidate for prime minister, Greece could take a sharp turn from adhering to European insistence on austerity in return for aid.
The NYT interviews Alexis Tsipras: "Syriza is a chance for Greece to become a normal, modern European country again"
AFP
Greece arrests four over foiled Belgium terror attacks
At least four people were arrested in Athens on Saturday as part of a probe into an Islamic militant cell that was dismantled in Belgium this week before it could carry out any attacks, a Greek police source said. Photo from @rConflictNews (twitter)
Greece arrests four over foiled Belgium terror attacks
Associated Press
Greek think tank: 2004 Athens Games cost Greece $7.5 billion
The 2004 Athens Olympics cost Greece a total of 6.5 billion euros ($7.5 billion) and didn΄t significantly affect the debt-heavy country΄s finances, a Greek economic think tank has found
Greek think tank: 2004 Athens Games cost Greece $7.5 billion
The Guardian
Thomas Piketty: rise of anti-austerity parties in Greece and Spain good news for Europe
“You can argue that, in Syriza’s case, their policies are not as clear as they might be, but you have to offer them support because they want to build a democratic Europe, which is what we all need.”
Thomas Piketty: rise of anti-austerity parties in Greece and Spain good news for Europe
Bloomberg
Greece could exit the Euro by accident, warns Hardouvelis
Greece could stumble out of the euro by accident if a new government fails to reach an agreement with international creditors soon after this month’s election, Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis said
Greece could exit the Euro by accident, warns Hardouvelis
Washington Post
Catherine Rampell: Greece’s debt crisis is far from a resolution, to judge from history
If history is any guide, more rounds of restructuring are likely in store, and Greece’s creditors should probably brace themselves for more, and bigger, haircuts
Catherine Rampell: Greece’s debt crisis is far from a resolution, to judge from history
Reuters
ECB΄s Nowotny says Grexit would be catastrophe for Greece
European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny thinks that a Greek exit from the euro zone would be a disaster for Greece, he said on Monday
ECB΄s Nowotny says Grexit would be catastrophe for Greece
Big Stories

The hidden cost of austerity in Greece: Silencing dissent and independent media - report

A report by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) paints an apocalyptic picture of the media landscape in Greece. Citing as reasons the ‘long standing weakness’ of [...]

Greece’s plans to purchase drones from Israel pose a moral dilemma

Greek police is eager to acquire unmanned aircraft from Israel to monitor its borders and enhance policing throughout the country but there is a moral question involved as the technology [...]

Inviting the wolf into the house?
Greece΄s top tax collector΄s dubious past at PwC

Aikaterini Savvaidou, the General Secretary for Public Revenue, was until June 2014 a senior ranking official at PwC at a time when it was setting up tax avoidance schemes for Greece’s [...]
Network
Eric Toussaint

What if SYRIZA took the EU at its word and audited Greek debt?

What would happen if a SYRIZA government decided to apply, to the letter, Article 7 of a regulation adopted by the European Union in May 2013?
Open Democracy

On election day, young Greeks will be voting for SYRIZA

As a young person in Greece, I have been hit especially hard by the crisis. Like many others my age, I feel that Syriza is the only party that represents people like me
Bruegel Institute

Why a Grexit is more costly for Germany than a default inside the euro area

Contrary to the IFO institute, we conclude that German losses on both official and private claims would be much higher if Greece exits the euro
Greek Life
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Amphipolis: The Bones ... Murder!

The skeletons found at the Amphipolis tomb are fragmentary, so we might be missing people, but this many figures is unusual, says Dorothy King, because family mausolea were not the norm at the time
A drone΄s-eye-view of a massive traffic jam in Crete due to heavy snowfall [VIDEO]
In Thessaloniki, snow protection meets bird feeding [VIDEO]
Gardens of the Seas
An alternative Acropolis made out of 120,000 lego blocks
΄Electra΄ stars Kristin Scott Thomas at the Old Vic Theatre
Unesco lauds mastic of Chios
Run, Santa, run! [Gallery]
Ajax and Achilles play dice [video]
Straight Out Of Camera
Celebrations after the win of SYRIZA
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