Post Tagged with: "Greece"

by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:59 am / in Europe, Winter 2013, World

The Far Right Hook

by “Oui, c’est l’Europe, depuis l’Atlantique jusqu’à l’Oural, c’est toute l’Europe, qui décidera du destin du monde.” “Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe, it is the whole of Europe that will decide the fate of the world.” In 1959, at the founding of the Fifth Republic, the French president and statesman Charles de […]

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by / on October 13, 2012 at 11:59 am / in Opinion, World

Under Pressure

It is certainly not very far-fetched to foresee the rise of a far right party in Germany today taking advantage of the skepticism surrounding the euro that is prevalent in Germany today. Anyone with a sense of history should realize this. Thus, this is a time for greater European solidarity. Instead of isolating and incessantly criticizing Germany, we must cooperate with it before it is too late.

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by / on June 25, 2012 at 12:09 am / in Opinion, Uncategorized, World

In the Name of Macedonia

Greece accuses the former Yugoslav province, which has been independent since 1991, of stealing its national heritage and misappropriating Hellenic heroes such as Philip and Alexander of Macedon for the purpose of tourism and national identity building. Stealing another country’s national heritage is a bad enough crime, say Greeks, but revising history is unacceptable.

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by / on April 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm / in Opinion, World

Underground Economy And Wasted Potential

Imagine a world in which up to one half of a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) was not taxed. Imagine capitalist investors and heads of companies escaping the long-handed reach of state coffers, thereby avoiding their due contribution of hundreds of millions of dollars to the very citizenry that helped create their wealth to begin with.

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by / on January 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm / in Opinion, World

The Rocky Fate of the Euro

The past year has been a most tumultuous one for the nations of the eurozone, from the sunny shores of debt-ridden Greece to her disgruntled northern neighbors. The seventeen-member union has approached the brink of disaster and backed down seemingly several times a day for months, exhausting lenders and spectators, while inciting political unrest throughout the region.

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by / on November 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Berlusconi’s Austere Grip

The situation has grown so dire that it has forced Berlusconi, who has dominated Italian politics for decades and survived over 50 votes of confidence, to announce that he will resign after austerity measures are passed.

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by / on October 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Lavora, Nonna, Lavora!

The Eurozone Debt Crisis

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