NICOSIA |By Marios Zachariadis via MacroPolis | Policies undertaken from a narrow national perspective that encourage systematic fiscal surpluses, coupled with a national consensus on wage suppression between unions and industry facilitated by the state, impact negatively upon domestic spending while increasing national saving.
ATHENS | July 23, 2015 | By Jens Bastian via MacroPolis | Now that the rather bizarrely termed “bank holiday” has come to an end in Greece after three weeks – although domestic and external capital controls – continue, it is appropriate to take stock of the situation and inquire where do we go from here.
MADRID | July 22, 2015 | By Judith MacInnes | British Prime Minister David Cameron’s ploy to make a grand presentation on his plans for European reform at the June 26 Euro Summit was scuppered by the escalating Greece crisis.
MADRID | July 21, 2015 | By JP Marín Arrese | Once the eurozone has overcome its Greek imbroglio, at least temporarily, the next unsettling move will come from the Fed’s widely expected rate hike.
MADRID | July 20, 2015 | By JP Marín Arrese | Emergency loans to ensure Greece pays back its sovereign commitments in the coming weeks might fail to save it from the dire financial collapse it faces.
July 10, 2015 | By Patrice Gautry (UBP) | With the Greeks returning a “No” vote in Sunday’s referendum, the country has moved one step closer towards leaving the eurozone, or “Grexit”. However, Grexit is not automatic and many scenarios may develop, depending on the ECB’s attitude and political developments during the upcoming negotiations
PARIS | July 9, 2015 | By Francesco Saraceno | I have mixed feelings about the Oxi victory in Greece. The choice was between two evils: slow death by more of the same (the Troika plan), or a roller-coaster ride that has a high chance of ending catastrophically for Greece and for the EMU. I would have voted no, were I Greek, but not joyfully.
MADRID | July 7, 2015 | By JP Marín Arrese | Taking a shot at sorting out some kind of Grexit to solve the current mess seems unavoidable. Despite the efforts both parties have said they are ready to make to try to keep Greece on board, there is little chance of reaching an agreement in time. Temporary suspension from the eurozone might turn out to be the only plausible answer.
MADRID | July 6, 2015 | By J.P. Marin-Arrese | As people gathered last night in Syntagma, hailing the crushing victory in the referendum, few seemed aware of its tremendous consequences. Today, as banks remain closed and no cash is available, they will get a nasty taste of what remains at stake for them.