Greek Youth Take Over the Reins
Christos Konstantis / Economy

Greek Youth Take Over the Reins

Last Monday (04/03/2013) the most exciting and constructive – 4 days – conference was completed! For the first time in Greece, students from public and private universities in Greece were given the opportunity to participate in the first simulation of Greek parliament (http://www.mve.gr). Everything began last year, when Michalis Dagginis and Thomas Tsoulias- given the … Continue reading

The Greek Economy: What Happened? What’s Next?
Christos Konstantis / Economy

The Greek Economy: What Happened? What’s Next?

Yesterday the Greek Parliament decided to approve the third memorandum since the beginning of the economic crisis. The government implemented the new fiscal plan with 153 votes in favour, 128 votes against and 18 votes “present”, which, in effect, is a blank vote. This happened when the public and private sector were on a general … Continue reading

Credibility, Competence and Confidence
Economy / George Grevett

Credibility, Competence and Confidence

Credibility, Competence and Confidence When policymakers are lacking in the first two the third is likely to be in short supply. This is particularly notable in reference to the Eurozone and its steadily deteriorating economy – most acutely felt by the ’sin states’ of the Mediterranean. With Europe’s leaders now finally in admission of the … Continue reading

Nein, Nein, Nein! This lady’s not for turning
Economy / George Grevett

Nein, Nein, Nein! This lady’s not for turning

The pattern is becoming despairingly familiar. The embattled periphery countries, led by Italy and Spain but also endorsed by France, propose more fiscal integration in the form of mutual debt pooling and shared financial liability. Such reforms are met with resounding rejections from Germany who instead point to the long run benefits of austerity in … Continue reading