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News about the struggle for better democracy in Greece. According to Freedom House, Greece is an electoral democracy and has "fair electoral laws, equal campaigning opportunities, and a system of compulsory voting that is weakly enforced". Also see our articles on Europe.
Dual protests in Athens draw tens of thousands ahead of crucial referendum on Greek debt payments
The unprecedented attempt to raise public money just might see crowdfunding save Greece from debt
Constitutional experts question whether proposed Greek debt referendum is really democratic option
Most of the fundamental conflicts in region and the world related to struggle over a large Europe
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For Greece to convince the world of their capacity for economic responsibility might just save the union and prove that the newly created EU institutions can learn from the current situation and emerge stronger for it.
Finance officials in the economically strapped country of Greece have been able to make what is being called a critical payment to the IMF following months of anxiety as the country attempts to pay off its debtors and to reassure the EU
“It should be really important that our work is marked by trust,” Germany’s powerful Chancellor Angela Merkel said about Greek debt repayment. Ultimately, the same is true for the success of the European project itself.
A child is already being put into family debt when they are young, only decades later do they realize their “government” is doing the same thing to them.