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  • September 21, 2015  

    Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece’s prime minister a month after he had resigned as the country’s leader. His leftist Syriza party won enough parliamentary seats in a snap election to form a coalition government. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant gets reaction in crisis-weary Greece. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2015  

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced he is resigning after tough bailout negotiations, paving the way for snap elections. Judy Woodruff speaks to John Psaropoulos, a blogger for thenewathenian.com. Continue reading

  • July 16, 2015  

    Even as Greece moves closer to a new European bailout deal, the International Monetary Fund has been pushing for debt relief for the struggling nation, adding tension to an already fraught situation. Gwen Ifill speaks to managing director Christine Lagarde about the IMF’s stance. Continue reading

  • July 15, 2015  

    The austerity bill struck to earn Greece a new bailout and stay in the Eurozone was approved by that nation’s Parliament, but not without stiff opposition from members of the prime minister’s own party. Protesters condemned the austerity bill, clashing with police. Meanwhile, an IMF report has raised doubt about the implementation. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • July 10, 2015  

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is now offering concessions to creditors, such as a higher sales tax and pension changes, in hopes of winning a new bailout worth nearly $60 billion. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the response to the controversial package in Greece. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2015  

    On Sunday, Greece will vote on whether to accept Europe’s latest bailout package and tougher austerity measures, and polls show the public closely divided. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens. Judy Woodruff discusses possible outcomes with Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic Policy and Research. Continue reading

  • June 28, 2015  

    The strongest signs yet of a possible economic collapse came out of Greece Sunday as the government announced banks and the stock market will be closed Monday, and capital controls will be in place to limit massive money withdrawals. For more on the situation, Elena Becatoros of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Athens. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2015   BY  

    More than one in three ATMs in Greece ran out of cash at some point Saturday as banks struggled to provide enough euro banknotes to keep the machines running while Greeks scrambled to withdraw money. Continue reading

  • February 20, 2015  

    Greece received a four-month bailout aid extension deal, easing some worries about the global economy after tense negotiations over austerity measures and giving the Greek economy some temporary breathing room. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the terms of the agreement and which side has more leverage. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2015  

    As bailout talks continue between Greece and other EU members without clear progress, the new Greek government’s election promises seem at odds with economic reality. Gwen Ifill talks to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and journalist John Psaropoulos about the potential for a rude awakening for Greece and its new leaders. Continue reading

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