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    other matters while also offering readers the opportunity to express their opinions As always those who fail to respect the sanctity of this forum will not be allowed to share in its benefits Taking a macro snapshot Could it be possible that consumed by the crisis we are missing the turn of events and the small signs of improvement that start emerging though unnoticed Is the good news simply lost as the crisis tests the Greek social fabric Read more 23 April 2013 By Yiannis Mouzakis 0 Comments Categories Greece 229 Economy 154 Latest Comments 26 Apr 2016 Unfortunately Greece has no longer an elected government It makes no dif Dean Plassaras 22 Apr 2016 The biggest misconception about the IMF is that it s US controlled It s Dean Plassaras 14 Apr 2016 But Merkel and Schauble like Tsipras Why are you fighting it Dean Plassaras 6 Apr 2016 Bottom line Greece is part of an uber incompetent Europe unable to solv Dean Plassaras 5 Apr 2016 Well Tsipras is Tsipras he was probably led on by someone to make a tan Stavros Delakezas Popular Posts 20 Nov 2013 The euro debate Greece is not having Yiannis Mouzakis 21 Oct 2013 Ladies and gentlemen please fasten your seat belts Nick Malkoutzis 20 Feb 2015 You ve heard the Greek crisis myths now here are some truths Yiannis Mouzakis Nick Malkoutzis 5 Apr 2014 Greece s ultimate sacrifice for stability Nick Malkoutzis 5 Jan 2015 Where did all the money go Yiannis Mouzakis Archive October 2012 1 January 2013 2 May 2013 3 April 2013 1 June 2013 1 July 2013 2 March 2013 1 September 2013 4 October 2013 6 November 2013 8 December 2013 8 January 2014 8 February 2014 7 March 2014 5 April 2014 6 May

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    allowed to share in its benefits Coalition unwound Prime Minister Antonis Samaras marked one year in the job on Friday by becoming the leader of what was effectively Greece s fifth government in four years after Democratic Left s decision to drop out of the coalition left his New Democracy party and PASOK as the two that remained from a previous partnership of three The dire economic situation the pressure of its lenders and the historical absence of consensus politics in Greece meant it was always going to be a challenging job Samaras enters the second year of his premiership on an equally shaky footing Read more 22 June 2013 By Nick Malkoutzis 0 Comments Categories Greece 229 Politics 155 Latest Comments 26 Apr 2016 Unfortunately Greece has no longer an elected government It makes no dif Dean Plassaras 22 Apr 2016 The biggest misconception about the IMF is that it s US controlled It s Dean Plassaras 14 Apr 2016 But Merkel and Schauble like Tsipras Why are you fighting it Dean Plassaras 6 Apr 2016 Bottom line Greece is part of an uber incompetent Europe unable to solv Dean Plassaras 5 Apr 2016 Well Tsipras is Tsipras he was probably led on by someone to make a tan Stavros Delakezas Popular Posts 20 Nov 2013 The euro debate Greece is not having Yiannis Mouzakis 21 Oct 2013 Ladies and gentlemen please fasten your seat belts Nick Malkoutzis 20 Feb 2015 You ve heard the Greek crisis myths now here are some truths Yiannis Mouzakis Nick Malkoutzis 5 Apr 2014 Greece s ultimate sacrifice for stability Nick Malkoutzis 5 Jan 2015 Where did all the money go Yiannis Mouzakis Archive October 2012 1 January 2013 2 May 2013 3 April 2013 1 June 2013 1 July 2013 2 March

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    service It s been clear over the last three years that our daily comforts as small as they may have been are slipping away one by one and being replaced by uncertainty or even worse dead ends To be alarmed by this is only human We shouldn t forget though that for some Greeks the wish of having their life back is not a slogan but the basis for their epitaph Read more 27 July 2013 By Nick Malkoutzis 0 Comments Categories Society 29 Greece 229 Politics 155 20 Jul 2013 Is VAT all you ve got By Nick Malkoutzis Grabbing a coffee for 20 cents less doesn t really sound like the start of an economic recovery but who knows maybe after this week s decision to cut value added tax at restaurants and cafes Greece will soon be measuring out its success with coffee spoons Read more 0 Comments Categories Greece 229 Politics 155 Economy 154 Latest Comments 26 Apr 2016 Unfortunately Greece has no longer an elected government It makes no dif Dean Plassaras 22 Apr 2016 The biggest misconception about the IMF is that it s US controlled It s Dean Plassaras 14 Apr 2016 But Merkel and Schauble like Tsipras Why are you fighting it Dean Plassaras 6 Apr 2016 Bottom line Greece is part of an uber incompetent Europe unable to solv Dean Plassaras 5 Apr 2016 Well Tsipras is Tsipras he was probably led on by someone to make a tan Stavros Delakezas Popular Posts 20 Nov 2013 The euro debate Greece is not having Yiannis Mouzakis 21 Oct 2013 Ladies and gentlemen please fasten your seat belts Nick Malkoutzis 20 Feb 2015 You ve heard the Greek crisis myths now here are some truths Yiannis Mouzakis Nick Malkoutzis 5 Apr 2014 Greece

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    respect the sanctity of this forum will not be allowed to share in its benefits Cyprus success preludes something bigger in European banking At first it looked anything but successful Both Brussels and Nicosia seemed hopeless had shot themselves in their feet steamrollered over taboos destabilised capital flows created a mega blunder Yet the Cyprus Gaffe or Cyprus Rehearsal or Cyprus Scare is successful in having produced one sure effect To make you sweat and scale down your accounts to less than 100K then run to find the most secure refuge possible for your depreciating savings Read more 24 March 2013 By Ilias Siakantaris 0 Comments Categories Europe 104 Economy 154 Latest Comments 26 Apr 2016 Unfortunately Greece has no longer an elected government It makes no dif Dean Plassaras 22 Apr 2016 The biggest misconception about the IMF is that it s US controlled It s Dean Plassaras 14 Apr 2016 But Merkel and Schauble like Tsipras Why are you fighting it Dean Plassaras 6 Apr 2016 Bottom line Greece is part of an uber incompetent Europe unable to solv Dean Plassaras 5 Apr 2016 Well Tsipras is Tsipras he was probably led on by someone to make a tan Stavros Delakezas Popular Posts 20 Nov 2013 The euro debate Greece is not having Yiannis Mouzakis 21 Oct 2013 Ladies and gentlemen please fasten your seat belts Nick Malkoutzis 20 Feb 2015 You ve heard the Greek crisis myths now here are some truths Yiannis Mouzakis Nick Malkoutzis 5 Apr 2014 Greece s ultimate sacrifice for stability Nick Malkoutzis 5 Jan 2015 Where did all the money go Yiannis Mouzakis Archive October 2012 1 January 2013 2 May 2013 3 April 2013 1 June 2013 1 July 2013 2 March 2013 1 September 2013 4 October 2013 6 November

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    Germans opted for Mutti mummy Angela Her simple message was You know me This was the closest a campaign has come to Adenauer s No experiments in the late 50s and it succeeded Read more 2 Comments Categories Politics 155 Europe 104 25 Sep 2013 In hindsight it would have been nicer By Yiannis Mouzakis The Greek bailout was primarily designed to protect the rest of the eurozone from contagion in its banking sector It s basically as simple as that International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde admitted as much in an interview on Monday The choice was made to make sure the Europeans built their firewall first before anything very serious was done about the Greek debt Lagarde told CNN s Christiane Amanpour Read more 4 Comments Categories Greece 229 Europe 104 Economy 154 23 Sep 2013 Nightmare on Democracy Street By Nick Malkoutzis Fascists attacking communists It could have been a story from war ravaged Greece s civil conflict in the late 40s Instead it is a tale from the streets of Athens the capital of a long standing member of the European Union in 2013 Hopes had been building recently that Greece would soon wake from its economic nightmare but its political and social one may be just about to begin Read more 1 Comments Categories Society 29 Greece 229 Politics 155 Economy 154 Latest Comments 26 Apr 2016 Unfortunately Greece has no longer an elected government It makes no dif Dean Plassaras 22 Apr 2016 The biggest misconception about the IMF is that it s US controlled It s Dean Plassaras 14 Apr 2016 But Merkel and Schauble like Tsipras Why are you fighting it Dean Plassaras 6 Apr 2016 Bottom line Greece is part of an uber incompetent Europe unable to solv Dean Plassaras

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    party s MPs He reportedly told them that if Greece would be able to get through a tough summer it would take off in September We are now nearing the end of October and there has been no departure for the skies Instead Samaras is bracing for impact Read more 1 Comments Categories Greece 229 Politics 155 Europe 104 Economy 154 15 Oct 2013 House of cards The rise and fall of Akis Tsochatzopoulos By Nick Malkoutzis It was the house that did for him Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos succumbed to the base desire of enshrining his wealth and potency in real estate Hubris however blinded him to the dangers of choosing a property within a marble fragment s throw of the Parthenon On some days the Acropolis s shadow virtually touched the luxury apartment the PASOK veteran purchased on Athens most exclusive road Read more 3 Comments Categories Society 29 Greece 229 Politics 155 10 Oct 2013 It remains a mystery By Yiannis Mouzakis The Wall Street Journal leaked this week the minutes of an International Monetary Fund board meeting in May 2010 just a few days before Greece signed its first bailout The extracts reveal that there was serious concern among about a third of the country representatives who raised serious objections about the Greek programme Read more 2 Comments Categories Greece 229 Europe 104 Economy 154 7 Oct 2013 A quarter pounder democracy By Nick Malkoutzis Just under 17 years ago New York Times commentator Thomas Friedman put forward a theory that if McDonald s restaurants open in a country a functioning democracy and institutions won t be far behind In July the last McDonald s operating in Greece s second largest city Thessaloniki closed Friedman did not opine on whether the opposite of his theory

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    the Rule of Law to consolidate good governance and ensure the respect of human rights it constituted an injection of accountability into the Greek political administrative system and a means for the empowerment of citizens vis à vis the bureaucracy Read more 0 Comments Categories Society 29 Greece 229 25 Nov 2013 Down but not out Golden Dawn rears its head again By Harry van Versendaal Almost two months after the government cracked down on Golden Dawn the neo fascist party is rising again Analysts explain why the party s popularity has not been damaged Read more 1 Comments Categories Society 29 Greece 229 Politics 155 20 Nov 2013 The euro debate Greece is not having By Yiannis Mouzakis You may be amongst those who are not convinced of the devastating effect that the policy mix and pace of fiscal contraction in Greece is having on society If so you may subscribe to the official line trotted out by the country s lenders that the program is helping the country regain competitiveness and the economy fix its external imbalances Read more 7 Comments Categories Greece 229 Europe 104 Economy 154 18 Nov 2013 Credit origination and transmission Are Greek banks part of the problem or the solution By Jens Bastian The twin challenge in Greece s financial sector remains the liquidity position of banks and their lending capacity to the real economy Any assumption of a quick return to normality and business as usual are premature Read more 0 Comments Categories Greece 229 Economy 154 14 Nov 2013 Last man standing By Nick Malkoutzis Until a few days ago the only thing connecting SYRIZA and Texas was the lone star on their flags But suddenly the US s second largest state seems to have provided a defining moment for Greece s second largest party Read more 3 Comments Categories Greece 229 Politics 155 4 Nov 2013 When will Greek banks operate as credit institutions again By Jens Bastian Despite the successful recapitalisation process and continued restructuring of the Greek banking sector the credit transmission mechanism towards the real economy remains severely impaired Two key reasons account for this severe deficit Read more 2 Comments Categories Greece 229 Europe 104 Economy 154 1 Nov 2013 Are politicians in Greece promoting reforms or social cannibalism By Nick Malkoutzis Myths have fuelled much of outside perceptions of the Greek crisis From the lazy Greeks to the runaway shadow economy observers have sought explanations for the country s problems in these contrived and skewed observations on life in Greece Like all fairy tales though they make for a good story but are rarely a true reflection of reality Read more 1 Comments Categories Greece 229 Politics 155 Latest Comments 26 Apr 2016 Unfortunately Greece has no longer an elected government It makes no dif Dean Plassaras 22 Apr 2016 The biggest misconception about the IMF is that it s US controlled It s Dean Plassaras 14 Apr 2016 But Merkel and Schauble like Tsipras

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    risks and opportunities for Greece moving forward in the coming year Read more 3 Comments Categories Greece 229 Politics 155 Economy 154 23 Dec 2013 Europe missed an opportunity on banking union By Kostas Karkagiannis In June 2012 at the height of the debt crisis in the eurozone its leaders decided to create a banking union Their aim was as the conclusions of that summit stated to break the vicious circle between banks and sovereigns In this case the sovereigns were members of the single currency whose economies were suffering Read more 0 Comments Categories Europe 104 Economy 154 20 Dec 2013 Why tax evasion threatens to become endemic due to how Cyprus was bailed out By Alexander Apostolides One of the most difficult economic concepts for politicians to understand is the idea of dynamic equilibrium Political economy is based on the idea that it is next to impossible to return to a past condition once expectations are altered Read more 0 Comments Categories Economy 154 17 Dec 2013 What would Willy do By Christos Katsioulis One hundred years ago on 18 December 1913 the former German Chancellor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Willy Brandt was born in Lübeck The charismatic leader of the German Social Democratic Party and the Socialist International who died 1992 has not ceased to inspire politicians and academics around the world with his books speeches and especially his courageous foreign policy the new Ostpolitik Read more 1 Comments Categories Politics 155 Europe 104 11 Dec 2013 Cyprus in 2014 Looking ahead By Alexander Apostolides Cyprus has the habit of grabbing international attention in a global way only to then be marginalised as a footnote when the immediate crisis seems to have abated This has been historically true in issues of communal violence and the Annan plan in what we Cypriots call the original Cyprus problem Sadly for Cyprus this is also seems to hold true in regards to its financial crisis Read more 0 Comments Categories Politics 155 Economy 154 8 Dec 2013 Debt relief or debt restructuring for Greece By Jens Bastian The two economic adjustment programmes for Greece from 2010 and 2012 as well as the sovereign debt restructuring from April 2012 and the debt buyback initiative in December of the same year have had a significant impact on the debt profile of Greece as a sovereign creditor Greece s creditor structure in 2013 compared to the point of departure in 2010 hardly bears any resemblance Read more 3 Comments Categories Greece 229 Europe 104 Economy 154 2 Dec 2013 After Q3 results what next for Greek banks By Manos Giakoumis The announcement of Greek banks third quarter Q3 results did not result in any major surprises while at the same time confirming expectations of a domestic net interest income NII rebound cost containment and deceleration in the increase of non performing loans NPLs Read more 1 Comments Categories Greece 229 Economy 154 Latest Comments 26 Apr 2016 Unfortunately Greece has no longer

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