post 17 December 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece: could election of far left herald wider change in Europe?

The Greek government is gambling that voters will reel back from putting the untested and inexperienced Syriza in power.

post 16 December 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Economic recovery in Greece, but will it mean 'Mad Max' in government?

Police release video of an "airborne battalion of anarchists", using Parkour to evade capture in a recent riot. Welcome to Greece as its parliament prepares to elect a president.

post 09 December 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog The Greek endgame begins

The Greek crisis, grinding away at the periphery of Europe, has thrust itself back into the limelight.

article 07 December 2014 World, Greece
Athens riots
Why is Athens in flames again?

Police dodge Molotov cocktails in scenes reminiscent of the violence of 2008. Why are young Greeks still angry?

article 05 December 2014 World, Greece
Elgin Marbles
Contested artefacts: should Britain lose its marbles?

Part of the Elgin Marbles is unveiled at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, after a secret journey from Britain, despite calls from Greece for it to be returned.

article 19 November 2014 World, Greece
Blackmail, protection, money laundering: funding Golden Dawn

The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, which reached the corridors of power before a spectacular fall from grace, funded itself in classic mafia style through protection rings, blackmail and more.

video 24 October 2014 UK, Greece

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'We can't just stay in the EU and complain' - video

Britain's new 1.7bn EU bill has given the UK "1.7 billion very good reasons to seek a different kind of relationship", says Tory Eurosceptic MEP Daniel Hannan.

post 16 October 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Why the markets are frightened

Germany's economy is spluttering, deflation is growing and the UK's FTSE is going nowhere - did the post-Lehman crisis ever go away?

article 26 May 2014 Politics, Greece
Far-right and eurosceptic parties have made big gains in the European elections
Far-right wins big in European elections

Far-right and anti-Europe parties claim major victories across the continent - is this the turning of the tide?

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