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German Press Reports Defend Greece Following IMF Report

The German press is filled with extensive commentary concerning the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) report on Greece that was released on Friday. The report recommends a reduction in pensions while reiterating the IMF's position on relief needed to ensure...

Greek PM Tsipras at Bratislava: Europe Needs a Vision to Inspire Citizens

Europe must develop a vision to inspire its citizens, otherwise it will be driven to an existential crisis and a deadlock, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday after a meeting of the EU’s 27 leaders in Bratislava. "If we...

PM Tsipras Discusses EU Challenges With German Chancellor Merkel

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday had phone contact with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two officials discussed the challenges Europe is facing today, namely, safety issues, the economy and the migration and refugee crisis. On his part, Tsipras briefed...

What the New Leader of Greece can Learn from Broadway Hip Hop Musical 'Hamilton'

*By William E Nelson What do the new Broadway hip-hop musical “Hamilton” and Greece’s debt crisis have in common? A great deal, actually. “Hamilton,” which opened on August 6th, celebrates the life and public career of one of America's greatest statesmen,...

If Greece Defaults…

How a unilateral Greek default and Grexit would affect politics, policy, and the citizens' psychology elsewhere in Europe.

Merkel says "No" to War Reparations for Greece

Just a few days after Chancellor Merkel's visit to Athens, it appears that the German government remains negative towards the issue of war compensations, concerning either reparations, or the forced loan in Nazi-occupied Greece. According to a German government spokesman, all issues...

German Press on Merkel's Athens Visit

The visit of the German Chancellor to Greece and the issue of a Greek bond have been extensively analyzed by the German press. Most economists mention that the return of Greece to the international market was successful and that...

Former Greek Prime Minister: 'Merkel Imposed the IMF On Greece'

The former Greek Prime Minister and PASOK’s leader, George Papandreou continues his lectures. This time, he delivered a lecture at the London School of Economics (LSE). The subject of his speech was the Present and the Future of the...

Fuchtel: “Merkel really cares about Greeks”

The German Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Hans Joachim Fuchtel, met in Vienna with the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Arsenios of Austria and Exarch of Hungary and Central Europe, in the historical building of the Metropolis of Austria. During their meeting, the German politician stated that...

Crucial Meeting Between Samaras and Merkel in Berlin

In a very crucial moment for Greece, when Troika asks for further growth and Wolfgang Schäuble--the German Minister of Finance--recommends respect towards Greece, the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, will travel to Berlin on November 22, where he will meet...