Minenna, Marcello, (2015), “New Countdown For Greece: A Bank Bail-in Is Looming”, Social Europe, 4 November.
The debt crisis may no longer be in the spotlight but the financial situation in Greece remains complex. Greek banks continue to survive at the edge of bankruptcy, kept afloat only by Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) from the ECB and by still-enforced capital controls. After the August “agreement”, the Troika has promised the Greek government €25 billion for bank recapitalization, of which €10bn is in a Luxembourg account ready to be wired. The funds will be disbursed only if the government manages, before the 15th of November, to approve a long list of urgent reforms: the infamous list of the “48 points” that embraces tax increases, public spending cuts and the highly controversial pensions reform.
- Rieth, Malte, Fratzscher, Marcel, (2015), “Bank bailouts, monetary policy, and credit default risks in the Eurozone”, Voxeu, 6 September.
- Stockman, D. (2015) “History In the Balance: Why Greece Must Repudiate Its “Banker Bailout” Debts And Exit The Euro”, David Stockman’s Contra Corner Blog, 02 February.