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Greece’s former finance minister is being pilloried for doing what needed to be done. My piece for the Guardian Tweet

Posted 29 Jul 2015 in Blog, euro, Greece, The Guardian
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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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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 29 Jun 2015 in Blog, CapX, euro, Greece
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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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I was interviewed by Atlantico.fr on the potential consequences of Grexit Tweet

Posted 19 Jun 2015 in Blog, 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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On 7 June I was interviewed about the crisis in the eurozone, Greece, Germany, the Dutch economy on Buitenhof, a leading political TV programme in the Netherlands. Watch here. Starts at 22nd minute, for 18 minutes Tweet

Posted 07 Jun 2015 in Blog, Buitenhof, euro, Germany, Greece, Netherlands
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I was interviewed by Hernán Garcés for the Spanish magazine Alternativas Económicas Tweet

Posted 03 May 2015 in Alternativas Economicas, Blog, euro, Greece, Spain
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I debated Greece’s debt crisis on CCTV America with Volker Stanzel, a German diplomat and former German ambassador to China and Japan, and Yannis Koutsomitis, a Greek journalist. Tweet

Posted 28 Apr 2015 in Blog, CCTV America, Greece
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I was interviewed on BBC World Service about Greece and the ECB in the aftermath of the Eurogroup meeting in Riga on 24 April. It was very early and I was barely awake! Starts around the 31st minute. Tweet

Posted 25 Apr 2015 in BBC Online, Blog, euro, Greece
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I spent the weekend in the Irish city of Limerick, where a wonderful group of citizen activists organised Limerick Spring, to encourage others to become politically active and change Ireland – and Europe – for the better. Thank you for inviting me. While I was there I was interviewed by the Irish Times on Greece’s […]

Posted 20 Apr 2015 in Blog, euro, Greece, Ireland, Politics
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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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I was interviewed on Share Radio about the growing political backlash against Merkelism across the eurozone Tweet

Posted 06 Feb 2015 in Blog, euro, Greece, Politics