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The European Floods

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European Economy

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A Right and Proper Death of the Euro

A new “Alternative for Germany” political movement has erupted as a backlash against the euro, and against Germany’s fellow members of the EU.

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Cyprus Deal

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EU Debt Crisis

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European Union Fires

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The Birth of Venus

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Money for the People: Comedian Grillo’s Populist Plan for Italy

Default on the public debt, nationalization of the banks, and a citizen dividend could save the Italian economy.

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Currency War Threat

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EU Budget Cuts

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Cameron and EU

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Euro Not Out of Woods

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Greeks Ditch Euro in Exchange for Local Trading

Residents of the Greek city Volos—some of whom have lost up to 40 percent of their disposable income—have taken to bartering or using alternative currency to survive the worst economic crisis in modern times.

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Sisyphus in Economics

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Confusion

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EU Budget Cut Row

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Helping Hand

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The EU Scream

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Spanish Leadership

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Creditors Demand Six-Day Workweek for Greece

A leaked letter from Greece’s lenders—the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund—orders the country to introduce a six-day workweek as part of a package of austerity demands for a second bailout.

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The Root of Europe’s Problem

Most of the damage to the European economy was done by innocent submission of credulous policymakers to the conventional wisdom of the international marketplace.

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A Brief History of Contempt Between Germany and Greece

Greece has been the main target of German denigration, at great cost.

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Stalemate in Siena

The European Union is at risk of being destroyed by the euro. The credit crisis founded upon the swindle by Wall Street that was retailed to Europe’s banks has created divisions in Europe which are undermining what was supposed to be mutual confidence and solidarity among the 17 members of the euro zone.

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The Pain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Plain (Folk)

As Spain’s prime minister announced deep austerity cuts Wednesday in order to secure funds from the European Union to bail out Spain’s failing banks, the people of Spain have taken to the streets once again for what they call “Real Democracy Now.”

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Europe Still Trying to Squeeze Into America’s Jeans

Nearly every step in the federalist direction has produced unnecessary complication and strain in the EU. Portugal is not Iowa. Italy cannot become California.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Middle-Class Blues

The U.S. economy added 80,000 jobs in June—well short of what experts say it will take to pull the country out of its employment slump. The euro and world markets fell on that news while London’s banking scandal keeps spreading.

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Europe Bails Itself Out, for Now

The latest, and 20th, European “summit” meeting, held last week in Brussels, was symbolically a defeat for Germany’s Angela Merkel, who agreed that Europe’s permanent bailout fund could directly recapitalize certain troubled eurozone banks.

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Two Euros

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Euro and Spain

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Euro Must Have Reform, Not Americanization

On Tuesday the European Council published a new proposal for European monetary reform that rests on continued monetary union—the source of the present crisis.

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Stimulus Package Ahead for the Eurozone

The leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy made a bid to save the euro Friday, pledging to push for a $163 billion program to stimulate growth in the depressed European economies.

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Winners Scramble to Form Greek Government

New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras faces a daunting task after his pro-euro party won the Greek elections over the weekends: form a coalition government in three days, and do it without the help of the party that finished second in the vote.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: My Big Fat Greek Tragedy

Bankers are bracing for international financial chaos as Greek voters head to the polls to decide on an austerity plan that could kiss the euro bye-bye. But that’s not the only major world event happening, with Egypt’s military tossing the recent Democratic elections aside as it dissolves the country’s parliament.

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Questions on Greece

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Euro Crisis Threatens U.S. Economic Growth

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The Case of the Missing Cuban Internet Cable

The promised $70 million project to quicken Cuba’s Internet connection speed was never delivered; German voters are on Angela Merkel’s side when it comes to the European economy; meanwhile, a vial with Ronald Reagan’s blood is being auctioned, along with one of Scarlett Johansson’s used tissues. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Greek Euro

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Hollande Meets Merkel

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Greece’s Balkan Inheritance Is Heavy

To understand what is happening in the eurozone, it is necessary to understand something of the past.

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Greek Tragedy

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Raining on Obama’s Gay Pride Parade

Last time on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Scott Tucker disrupts the celebration of Obama’s gay marriage announcement; the Green Party candidate; Robert Scheer and Sergei Plekhanov; austerity check; and the class politics of parking tickets.

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Raining on Obama’s Gay Pride Parade

Last time on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Scott Tucker disrupts the celebration of Obama’s gay marriage announcement; the Green Party candidate; Robert Scheer and Sergei Plekhanov; austerity check; and the class politics of parking tickets.

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Euro Flag

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Can Europe’s Left Rebound?

The question is whether 2012 will mark a comeback by a left invigorated by a growing unhappiness with rising economic inequalities and a backlash against austerity policies aimed at saving Europe’s common currency. (Pictured, British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.)

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