Greek Debt Crisis

FLASH: European Commission Expected to Reject Italy Budget

ItalyFlag, cc Flickr Floris Oosterveld, modified,

European Commission head Guenther Oettinger has signaled an intention to reject the Italian budget, triggering an inevitable showdown between Rome and Brussels.

Greece Debt Deal: When a Haircut Isn’t a Haircut

Tsipras_and_Junker, cc FLickr Αλέξης Τσίπρας Πρωθυπουργός της Ελλάδας, modified,

The latest Greece debt deal is cut from the same cloth as those that proceeded it: middling, short-sighted, and unlikely to fix Greece’s fundamental problems.

Hungarian Voters Deal a Blow to the European Union

Orban, cc Flickr European People's Party, modified,

Viktor Orbán’s decisive election victory sets the stage for a long-delayed East-West battle over what lies at the heart of the European Union.

Dutch Elections: EU Faces Its First Populist Test of 2017

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Dutch voters head to the polls on March 15 in an election that will serve as a bellwether of populist discontent toward the European Union.

Global Forecast (02-23-2017)


A sign of things to come in US-Mexico relations, more Greek bailout tensions, and China picks up where it left off in the South China Sea dispute.

Outlook 2017: A Make-or-Break Year for the EU


With a string of elections in key member states, 2017 will be a year that makes or breaks the European project.

Greek Bailouts: From Impasse to Breakthrough and Back Again

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 26JAN13 - Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member is seen during the Session 'The Global Economic Outlook' at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 26, 2013.. . Copyright by World Economic Forum. . Moritz Hager

A sense of déjà vu has descended on talks over the next tranche of bailout funding for Greece.

GPM Outlook 2016: Year in Review

Putin, cc Flickr, modfieid, looks back over a tumultuous 2015 and revisits some past forecasts.

Is Puerto Rico the New Greece?

Puerto Rico cc Flickr Juan Cristobal Zulueta

While the world’s attention has been firmly fixed on Greece’s debt crisis and the “Grexit” threat, there is trouble brewing much closer to home.

Analysis: Weekend Marathon Talks on a ‘Grexit’

Greek flag, cc Flickr Eusebius@Commons

Tsipras’ referendum gambit appears to have failed, and the final round of talks to avoid a ‘Grexit’ are deadlocked as ever ahead of a Monday deadline.

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