As the continent struggles to deal with the migration crisis, the Greek debt crisis is still a major issue affecting the EU as lenders start to press reform
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Other nations, including the US, should take a lesson from Greece’s precarious circumstances. This situation is not an accident, and the outcome is not likely to be favorable to the people who should matter the most.
There was a full house at Housing Works in New York City on October 8th for Antony Loewenstein’s new book, “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe”, in conversation with author and documentary filmmaker of “Dirty Wars” Jeremy Scahill.
If Europe cannot work together on major issues like economics and immigration then the institution risks going back to what it was before the Cold War when countries were bitterly divided along ideological lines.
Officials from the EU recently said that Greece has met the necessary reforms that it had to make to get money for a third bailout, some of which would go to its financial sector, which has suffered heavily since the economic crisis of 2009
Across the continent artists are using theater to bring the modern economic Greek drama to life
Officials within the EU and Greece have agreed to a start date of October for the first review of economic reforms within Greece before the country would be able to receive its third bailout in five years worth 86 billion Euros
Voters stay away from polls at record rate in worrying downside of ongoing Greek election drama
Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza Party has regained control in nation struggling to implement his bailout
A new poll which was recently released in Greece ahead of this month’s election on September 20th, shows that the Syriza party of the recently resigned Prime Minister Alex Tsipras is in second place behind the opposition New Democracy Party.