Greece

The Left Case Against the EU

The Left Case Against the EU

January 17, 2019
Costas Lapavitsas, former MP of the Greek Parliament and author of The Left Case Against the EU, says the left needs to have honest debates about the EU and its limitations, which became evident in the political struggles associated with Brexit and Grexit
Greek Court Acquits 21 Environmental Defenders in Eldorado Gold Trial

Greek Court Acquits 21 Environmental Defenders in Eldorado Gold Trial

January 7, 2019

Maria Kadoglou of Mining Watch Greece says Greek prosecutors continue to pursue those who have resisted an open-pit gold mine in northern Greece

Canadian Miner Eldorado Gold Demands 850 Million Euros From Greek State

Canadian Miner Eldorado Gold Demands 850 Million Euros From Greek State

October 22, 2018

Maria Kadoglou of Mining Watch Greece discusses resistance to the Skouries gold mine

Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine

Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine

October 12, 2018

After an arson attack on the Skouries gold mine in northern Greece, a major criminal trial begins in Thessaloniki

Why is Argentina Entering into a New Economic Crisis?

September 5, 2018

CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot lays out the roots of Argentina’s latest economic crisis, which have to do with the government’s massive foreign borrowing spree, deepening austerity measures, and rising Federal Reserve interest rates

Greece Exits its Bailout but Remains Shackled by Debt and Austerity

August 23, 2018

Former Greek MP Costas Lapavitsas says Greece has been reduced to a ‘weak and marginal Balkan economy’

Greece’s Government and Creditors Downplay Austerity’s Effects in ‘National Tragedy’ Wildfires

August 9, 2018

Greek journalist Aris Chatzistefanou says austerity has degraded Greece’s ability to manage threats to public safety

Greek Corruption Scandal Ensnares Former Prime Ministers and Ministers

April 9, 2018
A bribery and money laundering scandal involving pharmaceutical companies that could cost Greece up to $23 billion has caught up with politicians from Greece’s conservative and social democratic parties. Syriza’s Ioannis Bournous explains what is known so far

Greece Needs a ‘Clear Exit’ from ‘Constant Monitoring’

April 8, 2018

The constant dependence on international financial institutions has created a loss of financial sovereignty for Greece. Syriza is working hard to no longer need these institutions so the country might regain its independence, says Ioannis Bournous of Syriza’s political secretariat