Pisani-Ferry, Jean, (2013) “Europe’s Troika Should Grow Up”, www.project-syndicate.org, 27 May 2013. In early 2010, a group of men (and a few women) in dark suits landed in Athens. They belonged to a global institution, the International Monetary Fund, and to a pair of regional ones, the European Commission and the European Central Bank. Their mission was to negotiate the terms and conditions of a financial bailout of Greece. A …Read More
Mazower, Mark, (2013), “No Exit? Greece’s Ongoing Crisis“, The Nation, 13 March. When the New Year kicked off in Athens, a pall of smoke hung over the city. Steep hikes in fuel prices had pushed people to burn wood to stay warm, and even discarded Christmas trees were being fed into the fires. At the same time, a series of small explosions targeted the offices of the two major parties, …Read More
Katsikas, Dimitris, (2012), ‘”Exhausted” Greeks start to see extremism as a way out of crisis’, www.publicserviceeurope.com, 16 November. For the Greek people, these past few weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster ride. Following weariness from protracted and bitter negotiations with the Troika – the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission – which often threatened the cohesion of the governing coalition, came the distress of realising the severity …Read More
Floyd, Norris, (2011), ‘How Greece Could Escape the Euro’, www.nytimes.com, 10 October. Greece would be in much better shape now if it had never joined the euro zone, or if it had been kicked out in 2004 when it admitted that it had lied about its finances to join the club. So would the rest of Europe. So why not get out now?
Roe, Mark, (2012), ‘Greece and the Limits of Anti-Austerity’, www.project-syndicate.org, 19 June. Is austerity dead? At last month’s G-8 meeting at Camp David, the German-led austerity program for the eurozone’s troubled southern members ran up against substantial resistance
Bennhold, Katrin, (2012), ‘What History Can Explain About Greek Crisis’, www.nytimes.com, 6 June. The decision to suspend Greece from the common currency became inevitable when it emerged that Athens had fiddled with the accounts yet again amid chronic economic weakness, forfeiting what credibility in the international arena it still had left.
Doxiadis, Aristos, Matsaganis, Manos, (2012) “National populism and xenophobia in Greece”, www.opendemocracy.net, 27 November. “National exceptionalism’ has long served as an antidote to the many disappointments that being a Greek has often entailed. But historically, has this now opened the door to populist forces in Greece’s political culture?”