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On the hypocrisy of EU leaders

There is certainly no shortage of criticism of the Greeks emanating from leaders of EU or associated organisations.

It bears pointing out that many of the most influential EU voices calling for the Greeks to pay more tax, to pay their debts to the EU / IMG /ECB, for the most part… 47 more words

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From ALEXANDER the GREXIT To ALEXIS ALCIBIADES : WAR, WAR I SAY - ATTACK & CONQUER THE EUROBARIANS

Greece, in its time of great need, prayed: and there came forth a new Alexander. This new Alexander called on the Greeks to follow him – and he would pull off the greatest cattle raid in all of Greek history ! 359 more words

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Referendum Primer: Grexit.

By Eleanor Kennedy-

Back we go, somewhat unexpectedly to the Greek Isles, where a referendum will be taking place on Sunday.

In February I asked the question: 2,557 more words

Tsipras’s Risky Rationale

On the face of it, the recent behavior of the Greek leadership is more than a little puzzling. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spent weeks rejecting European overtures, then called a referendum, then defaulted on Greece’s loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), let his European program expire, then indicated that… 1,082 more words

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thema news: Only 20 passengers on route to Cyclades on Monday!

Greece’s all-important (and privately run) tourism industry, which was one of the few sectors to have survived the catastrophic austerity measures imposed on the country, is feeling the pressure after the leftist government slapped capital controls on the banking system to avoid a bank run. 12 more words

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The eurozone must stop playing the blame game

Published in Business Spectator (Melbourne), 2 July 2015

Okay, my dear Business Spectator readers. For the past five years I have been trying to deliver you balanced and well-researched columns, with the odd provocation thrown in for entertainment. 1,104 more words

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