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A collection of short pieces related to various areas of my PhD research.
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Concern mounts over conduct of Greek referendum - FT.com

Concern mounts over conduct of Greek referendum - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Greece’s highest legal authority is due to hear an appeal claiming that Sunday’s referendum should be called off on constitutional grounds amid growing concerns that the plebiscite will fall short of international standards. The Friday hearing comes
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IMF: 3rd Greek bailout would cost €52bn. Or more?

IMF: 3rd Greek bailout would cost €52bn. Or more? | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
What would a third bailout for Greece look like? The International Monetary Fund has provided the first public insight into how much it could cost, and it will be expensive. According to IMF estimates, over the next three years, Greece will need €52bn in new bailout financing. That is close to an estimate we came up with in February. But that may not even be enough. The new IMF debt sustainability analysis, which we’ve posted here, assumes the money in the EU bailout that just disappeared
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Eurozone market calm on Grexit risk - FT.com

Eurozone market calm on Grexit risk - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras wants compatriots to vote No in the “cash for reforms” referendum on Sunday because it will give him more leverage in negotiations with creditors. He would have even more heft if markets were displaying real fear.
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Q&A: ECB’s emergency loan lifeline for Greek banks - FT.com

Q&A: ECB’s emergency loan lifeline for Greek banks - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Greece’s banks, and hopes of staying in the euro, are being kept alive with a drip feed of emergency loans approved by the European Central Bank. Without ECB approval for these loans, known as emergency liquidity assistance, Greek lenders could
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The debt relief carrot dangles before Greece’s Alexis Tsipras - FT.com

The debt relief carrot dangles before Greece’s Alexis Tsipras - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Just when you think Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, can’t spring any more surprises, he does it again. After upsetting his creditors by calling a referendum on their latest demands at the weekend and campaigning for their rejection, on
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ILO welcomes the reactivation of social dialogue in Greece

ILO welcomes the reactivation of social dialogue in Greece | European Political Economy | Scoop.it

Meeting at the International Labour Organization (ILO) headquarters in Geneva on 15 May 2015, the Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity of Greece, Mr Panagiotis Skourletis and the ILO Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder held a productive and positive exchange of views that provides a strong framework for enhanced further collaboration. 

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Greece threatens top court action to block Grexit

Greece threatens top court action to block Grexit | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Exclusive: European leaders warn in concert that a 'No' vote on Sunday means Greece will be pushed out of the euro
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The lenders proposals on debt and funding needs that Greeks will vote on in referendum

The lenders proposals on debt and funding needs that Greeks will vote on in referendum | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Greek Parliament has published (in Greek) the preliminary debt sustainability analysis (DSA) as well as another document with Greece’s financing needs and timetable of disbursements that accompanied the institutions proposal to Athens on June 25.
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As Greece fractures, old wounds are reopening | Maria Margaronis

As Greece fractures, old wounds are reopening | Maria Margaronis | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Ahead of the referendum, the fear is not just of collapse, but of a return to the nightmare of the nation’s violent history
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As it happened - Yanis Varoufakis' intervention during the 27th June 2015 Eurogroup Meeting

As it happened - Yanis Varoufakis' intervention during the 27th June 2015 Eurogroup Meeting | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
The Eurogroup Meeting of 27th June 2015 will not go down as a proud moment in Europe's history. Ministers turned down the Greek government's request that the Greek people should be granted a single...
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The moral crusade against Greece must be opposed | Zoe Williams

The moral crusade against Greece must be opposed | Zoe Williams | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
The idea that Greece partly deserves its fate reflects an order in which wealth trumps democracy. We should fight a narrative that enfeebles us all
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No vote means isolation, Europe warns Greeks - FT.com

No vote means isolation, Europe warns Greeks - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
European leaders have warned Greeks that Sunday’s vote on the international bailout is a referendum on membership of the eurozone, insisting rejection will bring no better offer and could have disastrous economic consequences. The warnings came as
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The road to Grexit and beyond - FT.com

The road to Grexit and beyond - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
When a shock you predicted actually happens, it still feels like a shock. Alexis Tsipras was right to walk away. But it was a momentous decision nevertheless when the Greek prime minister rejected an offer that would have allowed it to pay its debt
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Greece needs €60bn in new aid, says IMF - FT.com

Greece needs €60bn in new aid, says IMF - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Greece needs more than €60bn in new financial help over the next three years and faces decades under a daunting mountain of debt that will make it vulnerable to future crises, the International Monetary Fund has warned. In a new analysis that lays
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Capital controls squeeze a suffocating Greece economy - FT.com

Capital controls squeeze a suffocating Greece economy - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Greek authorities imposed sweeping capital controls to prevent a collapse of the banking system that threatens to push Athens out of the eurozone. But with economic activity grinding to a near halt and the country’s banks still bleeding deposits,
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Tsipras urges Greeks to defy creditors’ ‘blackmail’ - FT.com

Tsipras urges Greeks to defy creditors’ ‘blackmail’ - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Greece’s prime minister accused Europe’s leaders of attempting to “blackmail” Greek voters, just hours after apparently holding out an olive branch to the country’s creditors by accepting most of the terms of the economic reform plan they had tabled
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Alexis Tsipras defiant as Greece lurches to the brink - FT.com

Alexis Tsipras defiant as Greece lurches to the brink - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Alexis Tsipras’s country is nearly bankrupt and he has lost the support of almost all his European partners. Yet the Greek prime minister still retains his capacity to confound and bewilder allies and adversaries. Mr Tsipras sent a letter to Greece’s
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"If something more serious happen with Greece, Portugal will not fall" :: Keep updated :: Prime Minister :: Governo de Portugal

"If something more serious happen with Greece, Portugal will not fall" :: Keep updated :: Prime Minister :: Governo de Portugal | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
"If something more serious happens with Greece, Portugal will not fall," said the Prime Minister in a seminar on competitiveness, in Matosinhos near Oporto. Pedro Passos Coelho added that the...
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Greece’s Troubles Attract Little Sympathy From Poorer Neighbors

Greece’s Troubles Attract Little Sympathy From Poorer Neighbors | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Some of the most resolute opponents of cutting the Greek government any slack in its haggling with creditors have been Europe’s most deprived nations, like Bulgaria and Baltic States.
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How Alexis Tsipras’s Greek Referendum Call Came After Creditors Covered His Proposals in Red Ink

How Alexis Tsipras’s Greek Referendum Call Came After Creditors Covered His Proposals in Red Ink | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras began leaning toward a risky referendum last week after creditors tore up a set of economic proposals he hoped would unlock rescue funds, people close to him say.
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Alexis Tsipras must be stopped: the underlying message of Europe's leaders

Alexis Tsipras must be stopped: the underlying message of Europe's leaders | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Germany’s vice-chancellor has become the first senior EU politician to voice the private views of many - that the Greek PM is a threat to the European order
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Joseph Stiglitz: how I would vote in the Greek referendum

Joseph Stiglitz: how I would vote in the Greek referendum | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Neither alternative – approval or rejection of the troika’s terms – will be easy, and both carry huge risks
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The Day The Euro Died

The Day The Euro Died | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
On the evening of Friday June 26th, talks broke down between Greece and its creditors. The creditors had once more rejected Greece’s proposal and put forward their own version including tax and pension changes that Greece had already said it would not accept. In the early hours of Saturday morning, June [...]
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Europe’s dream is dying in Greece - FT.com

Europe’s dream is dying in Greece - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
The shuttered banks of Greece represent a profound failure for the EU. The current crisis is not just a reflection of the failings of the modern Greek state, it is also about the failure of a European dream of unity, peace and prosperity. Over the
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Greece closes banks after bailout talks break down - FT.com

Greece closes banks after bailout talks break down - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Greece’s grim bank holiday Greece has closed its banks and imposed capital controls to prevent financial chaos after the breakdown of bailout talks with its international creditors. The move, which left many depositors scrambling for cash, came at
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