Charilaos Trikoupis

Greece's History of Loans Since 1824

Greece has been in the center of international attention since 2008 due to the financial crisis that broke in the country. However, this is not the first time Greece has faced severe financial problems or even come face to face...

'Regretfully, We Are Bankrupt'… Again; Debt And Default in Greece

Greece is the birthplace of dialogue, democracy, philosophy, arts and the first radical leftist government in Europe. During the last few years, and due to its deep dive into a financial turmoil, the country has been constantly hosted in numerous international...

Greek Prime Ministers Who Died Poor

We often associate high-rank politicians with riches and lavish lifestyles. Especially in the years after the fall of dictatorship, the word "politician" is associated with the word "thief" in the minds of many Greeks. The economic scandals of recent...

On This Day: Charilaos Trikoupis Declares Greece Bankrupt

“Regretfully, we are bankrupt” is one of the most famous phrases in modern Greek history and was uttered by Prime Minister Charilaos Trikoupis at the Parliament on December 10, 1893, referring to the state's economic situation and its inability to repay its...

Born In Debt: Greece's History of Borrowing

“From the beginning, our state had no other choice than to live on credit. We were born in debt.” - Gerassimos Notaras, head archivist, historical archive, National Bank of Greece The debt history of Greece begins well before an official Greek...

National Geographic: Rio Antirrio Bridge Documentary

The Rio-Antirrio Bridge or as it is officially called Charilaos Trikoupis located near Patras, Greece, is one of the most important accomplishments in modern Greece. When the project first began, no one could have predicted how difficult it would be...