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article 20 July 2015 World, Greece
Podemos supporters at anti-austerity demonstration (Getty)
Is Europe's anti-austerity movement falling apart?

The latest polls show collapse in popular support for Spain's leftist Podemos party, as its Greek ally Syriza is forced to implement a harsh austerity package.

article 15 July 2015 World, Greece
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Greece crisis: angry parliament scenes ahead of bailout vote

Angry scenes broke out in the Greek parliament today as papers were thrown into the air and a minister resigned while MPs debated economic reforms ahead of a bailout vote.

post 15 July 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Decoding the IMF: Greek deal doomed, exit likely

The levels of economic pain and dysfunctional borrowing set to be inflicted on Greece mean that at some point public opinion will flip.

post 13 July 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog EU hopes what Alexis agreed, Athens will enact

Juncker and Merkel saying early today they are confident Athens will do as it is told and as its own leader has negotiated, but the scale of the Greek PM's U-turn remains breath-taking.

post 13 July 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece wins euro debt deal - but democracy is the loser

There is now the basis of a deal to keep Greece in the eurozone - but it involves the crushing of a government elected on a landslide and the flouting of a referendum.

post 12 July 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Greece crisis: eurozone demands action, not words

"The most important currency has been lost," remarked a rueful Angela Merkel on her way into the Eurozone talks today, "and that is trust."

article 12 July 2015 World, Greece
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Greece crisis: eurozone issues reforms-for-bailout demand

Greece is told it needs to enact key reforms by Wednesday in order to restore trust with eurozone leaders, who will then open talks to negotiate a bailout deal with the struggling country.

post 12 July 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Greek crisis: an issue of "conditionality" (trust)

It is every bit as much about trust as about economics now. Of course, this being Brussels and this being the EU, nobody would ever use a word as straightforward as "trust".

post 12 July 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece crisis: Europe turns the screw

The Greeks arrived with a set of proposals widely scorned as "more austere than the ones they rejected". The internet burst forth with catcalls - "they've caved in".

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