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    The Greek Debt and the German Acquiescence
    Initially, Germany stood firm in saying Greece would have to sign the existing loan program in order to secure an extension, but this was always an untenable position, says Professor James K. Galbraith, academic colleague and advisor to Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis

      February 27, 2015

    Greece Now Positioned to Negotiate a New Loan Agreement
    Professor James K. Galbraith, academic colleague and advisor to Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, says the extension of the loan agreement will allow for a change in the terms to be developed over the next four months

      February 26, 2015

    How Radical is the SYRIZA Party in Greece? (2/2)
    SYRIZA Political Platform Promises: the question is how will they deliver on the plan, says Michael Nevradakis

      February 25, 2015

    Greek Reform Proposal Preserves Privatization Commitments, Ignores Debt Restructuring
    Dmitri Lascaris says these compromises have created dissent within the SYRIZA coalition

      February 25, 2015

    European Banks vs. Greek Labour
    Michael Hudson says Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is proposing austerity on the banking class, rather than the working class, to balance the budget.

      February 24, 2015

    Germany's Collective Denial
    Heiner Flassbeck says Germany has played a devastating role in the European Monetary Union and the "Greece guilty and Germany innocent" narrative is completely false

      February 22, 2015

    Greece Eurozone Deal a Setback or Tactical Win for Syriza?
    Heiner Flassbeck says Germany is asserting a destructive agenda proven to be driving Europe into recession

      February 21, 2015

    Greece Requests Extension on Loan Agreement
    Dimitri Lascaris Report: Germany rejects the extension before the Euro Group could formally respond

      February 20, 2015

    How Radical is the SYRIZA Party in Greece? (1/2)
    Michael Nevradakis, host of Dialogos Radio in Athens, says SYRIZA is already moving from its radical origins

      February 19, 2015

    A Look at the Greek PM Tsipras' First Address to Parliament
    Dimitri Lascaris discusses how the SYRIZA government plans to end austerity and carry out the clear mandate of the people

      February 11, 2015

    Capitalism at the Root of Greek Economic Crisis
    Costas Panayotakis, author of Remaking Scarcity: From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy, says Greece's economic woes stem from the capitalist mismanagement of the Greek economy

      February 10, 2015

    Wolfgang Schauble and Yanis Varoufakis press conference
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble held a joint press conference with his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis in Berlin on Thursday, 5 February 2015

      February 9, 2015

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis Head to Head with German Counterpart Wolfgang Schauble
    Varoufakis evokes German Nazi history to describe, what he is up against, Leo Panitch and Dimitri Lascaris discuss the standoff and the future of the European community

      February 8, 2015

    A Very Dark Chapter of Globalization - Flassbeck (3/3)
    Heiner Flassbeck, a former Director at UNCTAD, tells Paul Jay that the global economy is very fragile, any shock could send it into a major downturn as countries wage currency wars and oil markets are frightening

      February 6, 2015

    If No Deal for Greece, Exit the Euro? - Flassbeck (2/3)
    Heiner Flassbeck says that in refusing to compromise on the loan conditions for Greece, Germany is really concerned about Italy and France which are in a similar situation but with much bigger economies; for Syriza, while leaving the Euro is fraught with danger and is unknown territory, the option of exit must be considered

      February 5, 2015

    Syriza Needs Alliance Against German "Beggar Thy Neighbor" Policies - Flassbeck (1/3)
    Economist Heiner Flassbeck tells Paul Jay that Germany has violated EU agreements and Syriza should focus on creating an alliance with Italy, Spain and France to oppose policies that are driving Europe into a deeper recession

      February 4, 2015

    Finance Minister of Greece Offers Debt Swap Options to the Europeans
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi wants to commit Greece to an austerity program but he is dealing with a game theorist, says Dimitri Lascaris

      February 3, 2015

    Will the SYRIZA Victory Spark a Broad Anti-Austerity Struggle in Europe?
    Professor William Black says the mainstream media has failed to explain the ordinary Greek's experience of austerity policy

      January 30, 2015

    Marxist Economists, Academics and Philosophers Sworn In to the Greek Cabinet
    Leo Panitch says new Finance Minister has to raise massive public investments required to kick start the economy and address twenty-five percent general unemployment and fifty percent youth unemployment

      January 28, 2015

    New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Sworn In to Office
    Dimitri Lascaris: SYRIZA leader's first act as Prime Minister was to visit the grave site where hundreds of members of the Greek Resistance were executed by the German Nazi forces during World War II

      January 27, 2015

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