Covering the Greek Economic Crisis
Ellie Ismailidou covered the notorious Greek crisis on the ground in Athens, Greece. She was a writer for To Vima, one of the oldest and most prestigious Greek newspapers, and a correspondent for Spanish network Intereconomia.
GREECE ROILING GLOBAL MARKETS
European Stocks Tumble as Greece Crisis Roils Markets | Jitters over the financial future of Greece roiled global markets, with equities falling sharply and demand surging for assets considered safest during times of stress.
Here’s what’s worrying ex-Greek finance minister about Athens’s debt pact | The former finance minister who signed the deal to keep Greece in the eurozone believes a renegotiation of his country’s debt is the key to the future of its economy.
Is Anyone Taking the Potential Greek Default Seriously? | European stocks are steadying despite fears of a Greek default, so who really cares about Greece?
beneath the surface
Jail time is only making Greece's neo-nazi politicians martyrs | Despite the imprisonments, the Golden Dawn remains the third-most popular party in opinion polls
This may be Greece’s biggest brain drain since the death of Socrates | A devastating brain drain is luring away the best and brightest of Greece’s workforce, several reports showed, with estimates varying between 180,000 and 200,000 well-educated citizens leaving the cash-strapped nation.
The real greece
Why Greeks are ditching the euro for digital barter systems | As Greece has moved into the latest chapter of its economic redevelopment, a barter economy that grew in popularity amid last summer’s strict capital controls has matured into what proponents say could be framework for a cashless economy.
How America's Love for Greek Yogurt Is Actually Hurting Greece | Would you be willing to buy a Greek yogurt brand if it was labeled "Greek-style yogurt" or even "I Can't Believe It's Not Greek Yogurt"? The answer to this question might lead to over a billion dollars in Greek yogurt sales being reallocated from the U.S. to Greece.
Greeks Want the UK to Give Back Their Priceless Artifacts – and George Clooney Agrees | The term "repatriation of Parthenon's marbles" would normally mean little to non-Greeks. But when George Clooney broached the subject at a press conference for his new movie The Monuments Men, the world had to pay attention.
The ‘barrel dogs’ still shame the Greek island of Ikaria | Dozens of dogs are used as ‘living fences’, tied to tin barrels, exposed to the elements, and often left with an inadequate supply of food and water.