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A desperate Greek referendum, with dire consequences

As Greeks are queuing up at banks, the spirit of national division is rising and the Greek drama has reached its final and most painful stage, argues Pavlos Vasilopoulos. The few days that remain will shape the Greek and European...more »


Eurogroup continues talks on Greek 'Plan B' without Varoufakis

Eurozone ministers on Saturday (27 June) rejected extending the Greek bailout programme, which expires on Tuesday (30 June). They said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reacted "negatively" by calling a referendum on the creditors'...more »


Liberals form small, minority government in Denmark

Denmark's new prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, will on Sunday (28 June) announce that he will lead a liberal minority government over the next four years, as government coalition talks with other right-wing parties have...more »


Tsipras: 'Greece is part of Europe'

The 5 July referendum called by the Greek government will be on the agreement proposed by international creditors, not on a Grexit, said Alexis Tsipras, late Friday night (26 June). EurActiv Greece reports. The premier said an...more »


Defiant Greek PM calls referendum to break bailout deadlock

Alexis Tsipras called a referendum on bailout demands from foreign creditors early Saturday (27 June), rejecting an "ultimatum" from lenders and putting a deal that could determine Greece's future in Europe to a risky popular...more »


Tsipras calls Merkel and Hollande’s offer ‘blackmail'

Creditors offered a five month extension to the current Greek bailout which expires on 30 June, after Athens brought its proposals closer to the demands of the “institutions”. But Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called the terms...more »


Taking on bullies in the workplace

The EU must take more concrete measures in the fight against bullying in the workplace, argues Elissavet Vozemberg.more »

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