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Default Looms in Greece
Dimitri Lascaris discusses what's at stake with talk of referendums in Greece and Germany.

  May 24, 2015

Syriza's Choice: Bail on the People or the Troika
Dimitri Lascaris says debt relief is not on the table, but unnamed European government officials are indicating some modest short-term concessions might be in order

  April 21, 2015

Yanis Varoufakis, Greek Finance Minister and Economist Joseph Stiglitz on Disruptions in the Eurozone
Rob Johnson, president of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, reports on conversations he chaired between Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Joseph Stiglitz at the INET-OECD conference.

  April 19, 2015

Putin Tsipras Meeting Shows Greece Will Pursue Independent Foreign Policy
Dimitri Lascaris says that Greece is opposed to sanctions against Russia and will not follow lock-step a Western led approach, but as long as it remains in the Eurozone, there are limits to what it can do to break with the sanction policy

  April 10, 2015

Youth of SYRIZA: More Radical on Debt, Grexit and Redistribution in Greece
Aris Spourdalakis, member of the Youth of Syriza, speaks out on the debt management and the opportunity for democracy and redistribution in Greece

  April 7, 2015

Greece Says They Will Meet IMF's April 9 Deadline for Payment
Dimitri Lascaris and Leo Panitch analyze Syriza's reform proposals and compromises and discuss roadblocks posed by maintenance of European austerity

  April 3, 2015

A Greek Default Hanging by a Thread
Dimitri Lascaris warns that the powers that be in Europe are unusually silent

  April 2, 2015

Greek Public Coffers Expected to Run Dry Next Month
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, there were no concessions forthcoming, and ECB has placed significant and severe restraints on Greek banks causing capital flight, says Dimitri Lascaris

  March 26, 2015

Syriza - a Necessary Compromise or Avoiding an Inevitable Conclusion?
Dimitri Lascaris and Leo Panitch discuss the Greek government's negotiating strategy and whether it should be preparing to leave the Eurozone

  March 15, 2015

Capital Control May Become Necessary in Greece
Avoiding capital flight appears to have support among the people, says Nantina Vgontzas, PhD student at New York University

  March 6, 2015

Reform Within the Euro-Zone is a Delusion for Greece
It's unclear whether Greece can survive beyond March, or whether it can even avoid a default within the next several weeks, says Dmitri Lascaris

  March 5, 2015

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

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