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Greece should not be sacrificed for the euro – The Financial Times 15/08/2012

Articles and Op-Eds Featured August 17, 2012 Comments

According to Greek mythology, the noble Iphigenia was sacrificed so that the warships could have a fair wind to Troy. According to eurozone mythology, Greece should become the Iphigenia for the euro to sail ahead. However, this sacrifice would fail to do the trick. Since Greece cannot access capital markets and Greeks have no appetite to leave the eurozone, a…

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Saving the country depends on the will of the Greeks – Kathimerini 21/03/2012

Articles and Op-Eds August 19, 2012 Comments

The biggest public debt restructuring in history is not a world first that makes us proud, despite the enormity of the achievement on a technical and negotiatory level, the massive complexity and difficulty of the task. It represents, as Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said in his statement, a moment of relief, but also a moment to ponder on those who…

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It’s time for the Greeks to turn things round – again – The Financial Times 04/06/2009

Articles and Op-Eds August 17, 2012 Comments

By George Pagoulatos In an ironically symbolic picture from last December’s riots inAthens, the poster ofGreece’s National Tourism Organisation appeared behind a shattered window, featuring the slogan: “Greece: The True Experience!” Five years ago, with euphoria over Greece’s entry to the eurozone still fresh, urban infrastructure expanding, a galloping growth rate and a new-found pride from the successful hosting of…

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