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OK, no memorandum, but what then?

Posted by seumasach on May 9, 2012

Babis Papadimitriou

Ekathimerini

9th May, 2012

If the electorate wants a government but without the memorandum, then we’ll probably have to head back to the polls, and the parties might as well give the people a chance to explain what exactly they were looking for when they cast their ballots.

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Greek elections: The debacle of austerity or of reason?

Posted by seumasach on May 9, 2012

Protesilaos Stavrou

Newropmag

7th May, 2012

The national elections in Greece on May 6, 2012 brought seven parties in the parliament. The first feeling one gets is that of uncertainty about the future. Five out of the seven parties have a clear anti-austerity, anti-memorandum agenda, while ND, the party with the most seats claims that it wants to “renegotiate” the terms of the bailout programme. Given that no single party has secured a majority of seats in the parliament, a coalition of forces is necessary to form a government. However with the diversity of views now represented in the new parliament, such a coalition will be hard to find, while there can be no safe predictions about a possible government agenda for the time being.

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SYRIZA’s Tsipras to make bailout rejection key bargaining point

Posted by seumasach on May 8, 2012

Ekathimerini

8th May, 2012

The leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), Alexis Tsipras, is due to receive at 2 p.m. the mandate to form a unity government from President Karolos Papoulias.

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Greece: It’s the geopolitics, stupid!

Posted by seumasach on May 8, 2012

EU Observer

9th March, 2012

The eurozone decided to grant Greece a second bailout, but this does not mean that the country received a wallet full of money and that the risk of default is gone. Greece and its political elites need sober determination to implement socially difficult reforms also after the April elections.

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Springtime for the Eurozone?

Posted by seumasach on February 28, 2012

 

Demetris Kamaras

Neurope

20th February, 2012

This winter has been cold and ugly. You could say it was a Greek ‘Winter of Discontent’, minus Margaret Thatcher.

Greek people have tested themselves against killer fiscal statistics, household economic pressure, irrational arguments and dead-end nationalist heroisms. Within this mess, obnoxious politicians were engaged in ridiculous manoeuvring, failing to understand that they were stoking a runaway train that was heading towards a fallen bridge; the one that used to connect them to their constituencies.

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Engdahl: Wall Street pulled Greek plug to distract from dollar disaster

Posted by seumasach on March 26, 2010

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Second half of 2010: Sudden intensification of the global systemic crisis – Strengthening of five fundamental negative trends

Posted by seumasach on February 16, 2010

16th February, 2010
LEAP/E2020 is of the view that the effect of States’ spending trillions to « counteract the crisis » will have fizzled out. These vast sums had the effect of slowing down the development of the systemic global crisis for several months but, as anticipated in previous GEAB reports, this strategy will only have ultimately served to clearly drag States into the crisis caused by the financial institutions.

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