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RT: Payback time? Greek PM seeks reparations over Nazi occupation & war-time loan

Published time: February 09, 2015 10:12
Edited time: February 09, 2015 11:20

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (Reuters / Francois Lenoir)

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, referring to Nazi Germany’s four-year occupation of Greece and a forced war-time loan during World War II that saddled the Greek economy in huge debt, wants Berlin to pay reparations. 522 more words


Zerohedge: Greece Gambles On "Catastrophic Armageddon" For Europe, Warns It "Only Has Weeks Of Cash Left"

This is important reading if you want to understand how things may unfold in the coming weeks. ~J


One of the bigger problems facing the new, upstart Greek government, which has set before itself the lofty goal of overturning 6 years of oppressive European policies and countless generations of Greek cronyism, corruption and tax-evasion is not so much the concern about deposit outflows and bank runs – even though it most certainly will be in the next few days unless the Tsipras government finds some resolution to the dramatic standoff with Merkel and the ECB – but something far more trivial: running out of money. 2,111 more words


RT: Troika Trojan horse: Will Syriza capitulate in Greece?, by Pepe Escobar

Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and radio shows ranging from the US to East Asia. 932 more words


Why it's way too early to celebrate Greece's growth spurt

Here’s something we haven’t seen in a while—check out the just-published leader board of third-quarter GDP growth in the euro zone:

Do not adjust your screen, that is indeed Greece at the top of the list. 259 more words

A monument to Greece's ancient glory is holding up better than its crumbling economy

With its government debt at 172% of its GDP, Greece’s economy is far from recovered from its debt crisis. Its unemployment rate still lingers… 207 more words