Europe In Crisis

Ten years ago, I predicted the rise of a new form fascism in the United States and Europe, suggesting that the injustices and contradictions of the capitalist system were growing too large to be contained any longer by the existing liberal political order.
Speaking personally, this conference has been part of a long and meandering journey. Greece has been firing my imagination
A new financial crisis is brewing in Europe, one that will prove as devastating as the last economic crisis. This one will also be centered in southern Europe--only this time, instead of the sovereign debt of the region's governments, it will involve the commercial banking sector.
One gets the impression from reading the book that central bank policy is the outcome of petty squabbles between politicians
“It gives us a glimpse of what politics could be like along the lines of progressive renaissance,” Yanis Varoufakis said.
The critics of the financial reform Dodd-Frank Act are fond of saying that it doesn't work -- some going so far as to say that the financial system is just as much at risk as it was in 2008, if not even more so.
Chris Miller is associate director of the Grand Strategy Program at Yale and a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute
Spurred on by the increasingly dire human and political costs of inadequate response, European leaders will gather in mid-September to address the refugee crisis. They should look to the environmental conservation movement to find innovative policy ideas.
The EU must and can settle internal deficits and surpluses, as long as these remain within the euro zone. Therefore, a better integration of economic and fiscal policies and a significant increase in economic transfers within the euro zone are needed.
Despite the financial crisis in Greece, there are many aspects of Greece that are not in crisis such as the beauty of its environment, food, history, culture and the hospitality of its people.
The amount of debt forgiveness that Greece is able to obtain may be an indicator for how negotiations will go for the world's ecological debts in Paris.
Those pretty lights represent explosions of localized tweets.
As the crisis continues to unfold, Greece's ancient past should serve not as fashionable rhetoric alone, but as a deep spur to reflection and progress. Truly engaging with the classical could still be a powerful part of the solution as we take lessons from the past to imagine a better future for Greece and for us all.
While Americans celebrated a long-ago victory against British colonial overlords, the small but proud nation of Greece stood up to reject the failed austerity economics proscribed by European bureaucrats that has driven the country into a debt-driven dependency and depression.
Now that the Greek public has thumbed its nose at Greece's international creditors by voting "no" in a referendum on their most recent bailout offer, negotiations with Greece on further bailouts should be summarily terminated.
I've publicly supported Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's decision to go hold a referendum on the terms of an agreement proposed by Greece's creditors, mainly the IMF, in exchange for additional financing for the country.
Peter Doyle, an economist and former senior manager at the IMF, says that Merkel could have called for a eurozone-wide write
With Greece again appearing to be edging towards the brink of a "Grexit," financial markets are sensitive to daily headline news about EU negotiations, and what a potential default would mean now for Greece and EU integration policy.