How to explain Greece’s bailout puzzle?
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No one seems to really believe the latest bailout plan will work without debt relief. But the only way to get Greece to adopt essential reforms is to pretend it isn't in the cards.
Will Greece’s asset fund turn into an investing piggy bank or another lost opportunity?
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Greece must sell €50 billion worth of government assets as part of its latest bailout. It could very well go wrong.
Since the 1990s, the EU has been less about social integration and more about neo-liberal values.
Unfortunately, the eurozone doesn’t exactly fit together like a puzzle.
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The last-minute bailout deal will keep Greece in the common currency, but at a cost of the dream that was the euro.
Greek"No" supporters celebrate referendum results.
The media predictions are dire, but the reality of the Greek monetary crisis may be less sensational.
Greece’s gross domestic product, shown here in 2010 constant dollars, has plunged since 2008.
RED St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank and Hellenic Statistical Authority
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Outgoing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he would ‘wear the creditors’ loathing with pride’.
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Varoufakis said he resigned to help the negotiations.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who led a failed strategy to change the terms of Greece's bailout, resigned Monday.
Syriza’s successful Oxi (No) campaign was a symbolic victory that will have little lasting impact.
Heralded and mourned as historic, the so-called Greferendum was more about the survival of the Greek government and Syriza than anything else.
A newly confident Greece could find a path to stability.
Greece could default and refuse to leave the eurozone - it all comes down to what the European Central Bank does next.
No voters celebrate but many questions remain.
Greece has voted resoundingly against the bailout terms set by the IMF in a historic referendum.
Many Greeks want to see their country stay in the eurozone, but fear yet another round of crippling austerity measures.
Greece's membership of the eurozone has been problematic from the beginning.
Some in Greece could soon be mourning the death of the Euro.
Conflating economic policy with morality is what could ultimately bring the EU unstuck.
Sorry, no money today.
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Many are ready to call it quits with the euro, but down that road lies nothing good.
An analysis conducted in 2007 showed how severe the consequences would be if a country left the euro. How have eurozone officials let it get this far?
Euro wasn’t meant to be a prison but a means to a shared prosperity.
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The euro will not survive unless Europe ends the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Greece.
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