The Great Debate

Why ring-fencing Greece from Europe won’t solve anything

By Tania Karas
February 9, 2016
Migrants carry their belongings inside a camp, as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis  - RTX253LT

Migrants carry their belongings inside a camp, as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Who’s in charge of the migrants arriving in Greece? The answer will surprise you.

By Tania Karas
November 10, 2015
A volunteer signals to a raft carrying refugees and migrants as they approach the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, November 9, 2015. Since the start of the year, over 590,000 people have crossed into Greece, the frontline of a massive westward population shift from war-ravaged Syria and beyond. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTS63YV

A volunteer signals to a raft carrying refugees and migrants as they approach the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, November 9, 2015.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

First try at European money union didn’t work either

By Renuka Rayasam
August 11, 2015
A pensioner waits to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens

A pensioner waits to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

The whining of the militants

By John Lloyd
July 23, 2015
Still image taken from video of a man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in Mosul

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the centre of Iraq’s second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

Greece made the wrong choice

By John Lloyd
July 17, 2015
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a parliamentary session in Athens

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a parliamentary session in Athens, Greece, July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Greece’s Silicon Valley, an economic bright spot, fights to survive crisis

By Tania Karas
July 16, 2015
A pro-Euro protester holds a European Union and a Greek national flag during a rally in front of the parliament building in Athens

A pro-Euro protester holds a European Union and a Greek national flag during a rally in front of the parliament building in Athens, Greece, July 9, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Can Greece find its inner capitalist?

By Paul Glader
July 10, 2015
Pro-Euro protestors hold Greek national flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building in Athens

Pro-Euro protestors hold Greek national flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building, in Athens, Greece, June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Greece must leave the euro, but it takes the United States of Europe with it

By John Lloyd
July 10, 2015
A pensioner argues with an official as he tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of his pension in Athens

A pensioner argues with an official as he tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Is a two-tiered Europe what’s next after Greece?

By Marco Vicenzino
July 8, 2015
A couple makes a transaction at an ATM outside an Attica bank branch in Athens

A couple makes a transaction at an automated teller machine outside an Attica bank branch in central Athens, August 28, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Before Greece becomes a failed state, here’s how to stop the slide

By Elias Papaioannou, Richard Portes and Lucrezia Reichlin
July 7, 2015
A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank to receive part of his pension in Athens

A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece, July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis