Greece

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

Puerto Rico’s New Fiscal Plan Will Cause Another ‘Lost Decade’

March 25, 2018

Six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s new fiscal plan – which supposedly takes the hurricane’s devastation into account – will demand citizens pay off debts they cannot possibly repay, leading to deeper economic decline, says CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot

European Left Divided Over Brexit

March 20, 2018

A panel of progressive parties of Europe discuss the UK’s plan for Brexit, with reps from the UK’s Labour Party, Spain’s Podemos, Greece’s Syriza and Germany’s Dei Linke

Trump and the Rise of the European Right, with Reps of UK Labour Party, De Linke, Podemos, and Syriza

March 19, 2018

Is Trump fueling the rise European homegrown anti-immigrant movements, racism, xenophobia and extreme nationalism – with representatives of progressive parties from the UK, Germany, Spain and Greece

Bankrupt Greece Becomes a Major Military Spender and “Sales Agent” for NATO

December 7, 2017

Costas Isychos, the former Deputy Defence Minister of Greece, discusses the Syriza Government’s policy of expanding NATO’s military might

From Argentina to Greece: The Legacy of Che Guevara

November 20, 2017

Che Guevara’s childhood friend Calica Ferrer and Greek filmmaker Thimios Kakos discuss Che Guevara’s legacy for the left in Latin America and Greece

Is Greek Democracy Dead?

November 15, 2017

Panagiotis Lafazanis, former leader of Syriza’s Left Platform and current leader of Popular Unity, says Greece has become a protectorate of the Troika

Greek Oligarch Evangelos Marinakis Faces Criminal Charges After Expanding his Media Empire

November 9, 2017
University of Athens Professor Michael Spourladakis discusses the endless criminal trial of Golden Dawn, Greece’s Neo-Nazi party