Greece’s Prospects Remain Bleak, Whoever Governs (The Wall Street Journal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATHENS—Greeks are expected to elect a pro-business government on Sunday, but the prospects for the country’s crisis-scarred economy remain grim.

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Greek Leader Calls for Surprise Early Elections (The Wall Street Journal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATHENS—Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unexpectedly called snap national elections Sunday night after his left-wing Syriza party suffered a heavy defeat in European Parliament elections.

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Some refugees are now integrated. Can Greece’s economy keep up? (Al Jazeera)

Ioannina, Greece – Sarah hands out slips of paper to her class, each with a verb in the present tense. Her 13 students must come up to the whiteboard and write the appropriate past tense for their verb, and then pronounce it.

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Greece’s Slow Justice Lets Fascist Party Prosper (The Wall Street Journal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATHENS—In the depths of Greece’s economic crisis, members of the fascist movement Golden Dawn brazenly assaulted immigrants, political opponents and labor unionists. After police said a member killed a left-wing rap artist in front of witnesses and confessed, Greek authorities acted, prosecuting the party as a criminal organization.

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Eurozone Releases Funds for Greece After Dispute Over Reforms (The Wall Street Journal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eurozone governments approved the release of €1 billion ($1.1 billion) of funds for Greece, after a monthslong spat over whether the country is reneging on the economic overhauls that it promised when its bailout ended.

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Why Greeks abhor and applaud Brexit (The Spectator)

Pavlos Eleftheriadis is as Anglophilic a Greek as they come. His wife and children are British, and he is a professor of public law at Oxford. But the prospect of Brexit has altered Eleftheriadis’s view of Britain.

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Albania project to boost tourism ‘violating land rights’ (Al Jazeera)

The Albanian government is launching a large-scale construction project on the country’s coast in a bid to develop tourism.

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Justice eludes victims of Albania’s brutal communist regime (Al Jazeera)

For decades, Albania was ruled by one of the world’s most repressive and isolated communist regimes. Hundreds of thousands of people were sent to forced labour camps or executed for crimes against the state.

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European Creditors Freeze Funds for Greece as Overhauls Stall (The Wall Street Journal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eurozone finance ministers delayed the release of €1 billion ($1.12 billion) of funding for Greece, in a sign of European concern that Athens is backing away from promised economic overhauls as elections approach.

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Greece Issues First 10-Year Bond Since Before Bailout (The Wall Street Journal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greece’s first 10-year bond sale in nearly a decade received strong demand, benefiting from investors’ appetite for relatively higher yields as the fragile economy emerges from an arduous bailout era.

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