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EU-Greek Deal on Contingency Mechanism Possible

EU is intended to help Greece to meet its budget surplus target, a European Commissioner in charge of economic affairs said Tuesday.

Leicester City’s gift of hope to the sporting world

2 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

It’s a story for the ages. The Greatest Sporting Story Ever Told. A discredited manager, widely ridiculed upon appointment after overseeing a humiliating Euro qualifying campaign by Greece which involved losing to the Faroe Islands. Upon being sacked, the Greek football authorities stated that Ranieri had been “a most unfortunate choice of coach.” Upon being more...

EU not providing fair and safe reception system in Greece, says Oxfam

The Greek government's limited capacity and the pressure to meet the terms of the EU-Turkey agreement has led to refugees and migrants being kept in poor conditions, stressed the humanitarian organization in a statement on Friday....Oxfam highlighted problems at the hotspots on Lesvos, where there have been riots in the past few days. Show More Summary

What Democracy Really Means, According To One Of Its Most Outspoken Champions

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- When Greece’s European creditors cut off emergency assistance to the beleaguered country’s banks last summer, bringing its financial system to the brink of collapse, it was only a matter of weeks before the Greek government capitulated to their demands. Show More Summary

Syrian swimmer Ibrahim carried torch for the refugees of the world

The 27-year-old, who arrived in Greece in 2014 having lost family members in war-torn Syria, received the flame from Hellenic Olympic Committee President Spyros Capralos before running through the Eleonas camp for refugees and migrants...Show More Summary

E.U. forcing refugees into “concentration camps” as economic crisis fuels far-right, warns Greek ex-finance minister

Yanis Varoufakis says Europe could help refugees, but instead forces Greece to "intern" and treat them inhumanely

“Ponzi austerity” scheme imposed by E.U. and U.S. bleeds Greece dry on behalf of banks, says ex-finance minister

"Greece is being trampled upon" says economist Yanis Varoufakis, while bankers rake in billions and poverty grows

Greece removes refugees from Athens due to tourist rush

Governments moves tens of thousands of refugees to Athens outskirts as the summer tourist season begins to warm up.

Migrant And Refugee Children Find A Home In Greece's Intercultural Schools

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

ATHENS, Greece -- Behind the gate of the schoolyard in Athens’ Nea Ionia neighborhood, a group of children, dressed in colorful t-shirts and jackets, laugh loudly. When the gate opens, two little girls with braided hair look outside curiously. Show More Summary

Refugee Crisis: Asylum Seekers in Greece 'Must Use Skype'

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Migrants in Greece are struggling to submit claims for asylum using a new Skype-based system, according to a senior aid worker. Laura Kyrke-Smith, head of communications for the International Rescue Committee NGO’s U.K. office, wrote...Show More Summary

Yanis Varoufakis, Former Greek Finance Minister, Returns to Public Life More Hopeful Than Ever

6 days agoNews : Truthdig

The left-wing Syriza member Varoufakis resigned in 2015 after five tumultuous months of battling Eurozone creditors turning the austerity screws on Greece. Now he is continuing the fight through the new democracy movement DiEM25.

An AT&T spokesperson and former refugee is now helping Syrian refugees in Greece

You might know Milana Vayntrub as Lily from AT&T commercials. A refugee herself, Vayntrub is now using her fame to help Syrian refugees. Story by Jacob Shamsian and editing by Adam Banicki Follow INSIDER People on Facebook Follow INSIDER on YouTube Join the conversation about this story »

Eurogroup Meeting on Greece to Take Place May 9

Eurogroup finance ministers will meet on May 9 to discuss the Greek bailout, Huffington Post Greece informs citing Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos.

The 2016 Race: The ‘Women’s Card’? We Measured, and It’s Not Worth Much

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Perhaps Donald Trump is playing the men’s card: The U.S. is positioned between Greece and Bangladesh in one metric of women’s success in politics.

Me on Greece, the IMF, and the European Union

Since the Greek situation is heating up again, and not in good ways, I thought I would link to a recent interview I did.  Here is one bit: Asked about what has gone wrong with Greece’s bailouts, Professor Cowen commented that “the bailout programs were never going to work in the first place. Show More Summary

EU Politicians: 'Hawks Want to Kill Greece & We Can't Allow This Blackmail'

Lawmakers in the European Parliament have condemned Greece’s creditors for forcing a stalemate in the latest round of talks on the country’s bailout, which has seen demands for an extra US$4 billion in savings that could be needed in the future.

Greece to Act Against Anti-Russian Sanctions But Not Use Veto

A number of EU states, including Greece, will support the removal of the anti-Russian sanctions at a June EU summit, although Athens will not use its veto power if a decision to prolong the sanctions is taken, opting instead to act in a different way, a diplomatic source in Athens told RIA Novosti.

Greek Default Looms In July After EU Rejects Greek Emergency Summit

Submitted by Mike "Mish" Shedlock More Greece “Uncertainty”: Default Looms in July, EU Rejects Greek Emergency Summit Those who thought the situation in Greece was solved after prime minister Alexis Tsipras suddenly caved in to creditors’ demands need think again. Greek tax revenues are running well under expectations. Show More Summary

Security Level on Greek Rhodes High Regardless of Refugee Influx

The security level on the Greek island of Rhodes is always high and does not depend on whether there is an influx of refugees, Marietta Papavasileiou, the vice governor of tourism for Greece's South Aegean region, said Thursday.

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