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My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 26 Aug 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Germany, Greece
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Mon article, traduit pour l’OPEE Tweet

Posted 20 Jul 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, OPEE
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Offer Greece debt relief. My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 06 Jul 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Germany, Greece
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Interviewed by Dan White Tweet

Posted 06 Jul 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Irish Independent
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Chris Giles’s piece on Greece unquestioningly parrots its eurozone creditors’ position. Stop. Little could be further from the truth. Nobody denies Greek governments were profligate. But reckless borrowers require reckless lenders. It is those reckless private creditors who were bailed out by eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund in 2010: nine of every ten […]

Posted 03 Jul 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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Posted 30 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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Read the full article here Tweet

Posted 29 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Huffington Post
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In his column for American Prospect, James K. Galbraith writes about my testimony to the Greek Parliament’s Debt Truth Committee Tweet

Posted 22 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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On 11 June I testified about Greek debt and the bailout of Greece’s creditors to the Debt Truth Committee of the Greek Parliament. Watch the video here More coverage here, here and here, and here Tweet

Posted 14 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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I’m quoted on Greek debt in the French newspaper Libération: «Imaginez que vous êtes en prison pour ne pas avoir payé vos dettes, suggérait vendredi l’économiste Philippe Legrain dans la revue Foreign Policy. Après cinq ans de misère, vous dirigez une rébellion qui prend le contrôle de la prison et vous exigez votre libération. Les gardiens réagissent en vous […]

Posted 14 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Libération
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Yes, Greece needs reform, but that isn’t the real issue. If the creditors aren’t willing to be reasonable, default – even euro exit – is preferable to debt bondage. My latest column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 12 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece
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My latest column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 10 Apr 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece
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My article for the Greek newspaper Kathimerini on why Greece needs debt relief Tweet

Posted 16 Mar 2015 in Blog, Debt, Greece, Kathimerini
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I was interviewed about this for Euractiv Greece Tweet

Posted 10 Feb 2015 in Blog, Debt, Euractiv, euro, Greece
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Syrizas linje ett nödvändigt steg mot den skuldlättnad Grekland behöver. Why Greece needs debt relief. My op-ed for Svenska Dagbladet Tweet

Posted 05 Feb 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Svenska Dagbladet
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I’m quoted by Claire Jones in the FT in her piece on whether the ECB might pull the plug on Greece. “This is a game of chicken. The ECB is clearly applying pressure on Greece,” said Philippe Legrain, a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute. “I’d be very surprised if […]

Posted 03 Feb 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Financial Times, Greece
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I was interviewed by Colm O Mongain on Ireland’s RTE1 This Week about the moral, economic and political case for Greek debt relief   Tweet

Posted 01 Feb 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Ireland
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My letter to the FT Tweet

Posted 30 Jan 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Financial Times, Greece
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I was interviewed on Share Radio about the consequences of Syriza’s victory in Greece Tweet

Posted 27 Jan 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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I was interviewed on Share Radio on 12 January Tweet

Posted 12 Jan 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece