About: Grexit

Brexit 08-02-2016

From Grexit to Brexit

The economic crisis, the threats of Grexit and Brexit and the death of Schengen are all failures of the EU. To survive, the bloc must learn to solve the root causes of its problems, writes Ernest Maragall.
Europe needs a decisive and undoubted injection of real European democracy, argues Diogo Pinto.
EU Priorities 2020 28-07-2015

We must tackle this unprecedented European crisis

It would be a mistake to keep pretending that Europe will emerge stronger from the latest round of the Greek crisis, or to ignore that all the shouting at Athens, and the shouting back at Germany, sets the scene for the “NO camp” to win other referendums, too. There is only one positive decision to take, argues Diogo Pinto.
Euro & Finance 27-07-2015

Change EU treaty so countries can leave the eurozone

Altering the eurozone treaty to allow states to leave or be expelled will help guarantee the future stability of the EMU, argues Thomas Schuster.
Euro & Finance 24-07-2015

Europe must learn from the Greece negotiations

The European Union will not survive a rerun of the Greek crisis. It must learn some hard lessons in order to emerge stronger, argue Karl Aiginger and Kurt Bayer.
A two Euro coin in front of the Acropolis, Greece
EU Priorities 2020 14-07-2015

The euro shows the way for the EU

The euro is the right kind of project at a time when Europe seeks to maintain its standard of life, its affluence, its relative political stability, and its say in international affairs, writes Jan Techau.
Euro & Finance 14-07-2015

The 12 July agreement puts Greece on a slippery slope towards right-wing extremism

The latest Greek bailout deal comes with harsh and humiliating conditions that will push anti-austerity voters into the arms of the extreme right Golden Dawn party, argues Pavlos Vasilopoulos. 
Euro & Finance 08-07-2015

How to leave the Euro, more or less legally

If a Grexit proves unavoidable, it will require expert management, writes Andrew Duff. The ex-MEP explains how it should be negotiated, if Athens is forced to leave the eurozone.
Global Europe 08-07-2015

Washington calls for flexibility on Greece

EU leaders should abandon dogma and act as statesmen, because much would be lost for the Greek people, the EU, and the United States if Greece becomes a failed state, writes Sir Michael Leigh.
Euro & Finance 07-07-2015

The ECB must fulfil its role as a ‘lender of last resort’ in Greece

Cutting the ECB's lifeline to Greek banks would push the country out of the eurozone and recklessly endanger the reputation of the ECB and the euro itself, argues Matthias Kroll.
Euro & Finance 06-07-2015

A Greek tragedy in the making

The 'No' vote in the Greek referendum on Sunday might be a hollow victory for Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, write Fabian Zuleeg and Janis A. Emmanouilidis.
EU Priorities 2020 03-07-2015

Greece’s unenviable choice

There is no good choice in Sunday’s referendum. For Greeks, it is either the devil or the deep blue sea, argues Uri Dadush.
Europa, Riding Zeus as a Bull
Trade & Society 02-07-2015

It’s Europe, stupid!

The real question facing us is not whether to say yes or no to Syriza, but how the EU continues its construction, write Ernest Maragall MEP and Jordi Angusto.
Euro & Finance 27-06-2015

A desperate Greek referendum, with dire consequences

As Greeks are queuing up at banks, the spirit of national division is rising and the Greek drama has reached its most painful stage, argues Pavlos Vasilopoulos.
Euro & Finance 25-06-2015

Greek debt crisis shows why we need international financial reform

The Greek crisis is just the latest of one of more than 600 national debt crises worldwide since the 1950s, and makes a compelling argument for the creation of an international institution for the fair and orderly resolution of sovereign bankruptcy, writes Bodo Ellmers.
Euro & Finance 25-06-2015

Greece will hurt Europe, no matter what

With or without an agreement, the economic crisis in Greece is far from over, and as it plays out it, will have political and economic ramifications across Europe writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
Euro & Finance 19-06-2015

Greece and the EU: How to break the stalemate

A solution to unlock the stalemate for debt-wracked Greece should be based on mutual obligations, writes Karl Aiginger.
Euro & Finance 18-06-2015

Alexis Tsipras: German taxpayers are not paying for Greek pensions

In an opinion piece for EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras argues that the assumption that Germany is paying for the wages and pensions of the Greek people is "absolutely false".
Michael heise
Euro & Finance 17-04-2015

How resilient is the eurozone?

Although stability indicators have not returned to pre-crisis levels, it seems unlikely that a contained flare-up caused by Greece could plunge the entire currency union into economic turmoil, writes Michael Heise.
Euro & Finance 17-02-2015

Solving the Greek Debt: An Attractive Compromise

Greece’s creditors should opt for promising solutions, including that of GDP-linked bonds. There is no reason to brush this proposal aside only because it was tabled by the Greek authorities, write Stephany Griffith-Jones and Inge Kaul.
Jeoren Dijsselbloem et Yanis Varoufakis à Bruxelles le 11 février. [European Council]
Euro & Finance 17-02-2015

Terminology blocks Greek compromise

By forcing Syriza into a spot from which it must undertake a humiliating climb down to avoid disaster, the Eurogroup took its brinkmanship to a new level, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, gives a press conference on the 2014 country-specific recommendations. Brussels, 2 June. [Photo: EC]
EU Priorities 2020 20-10-2014

Europe’s unity is the best response to future challenges

Despite all of the challenges Europe faced in the last ten years, the continent remains united and open, and is now stronger and better able to face globalisation, writes José Manuel Barroso.
Euro & Finance 04-06-2012

Grexit: 400-year old deal obsolete?

Greece is more likely to stay in the eurozone than go as other countries do not want their banks to go under due to an early Grexit. Their motivation will be negative rather than inspired by a desire to achieve further integration as a means of strengthening Europe. But a positive attitude can only be expected if voters start to realise it is better for their national interests if they put European interests first, says Andy Langenkamp.