European Union

  • 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 8, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Microsoft announced it is cutting an additional 7,800 jobs in the company’s struggling phone business, after cutting 18,000 jobs in that sector as part of restructuring. Also, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed the European Parliament in France, offering a new financial bailout proposal. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2015  

    On Sunday, Greek voters voiced a resounding “no” to more austerity cuts. But what happens if Greek proposals fail to impress at an emergency summit of eurozone leaders in Brussels? Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2015  

    What’s next for Greece after voters rejected a bailout referendum Sunday? Gwen Ifill speaks to Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos about the path ahead for his nation and the potential global consequences of not reaching a compromise with lenders. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2015  

    After Sunday’s ‘no’ vote in Greece, all sides are uncertain about what will happen next. Stephan Richter of The Globalist and Paul Krugman of The New York Times offer different perspectives on what the vote means for Greece’s future. Continue reading

  • July 5, 2015  

    Greek voters rejected the terms of the European bailout plan in the country’s first national referendum since 1974. PBS NewsHour special correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan from Athens with more on where the country goes from here. Continue reading

  • July 4, 2015  

    The results of a nationwide vote Sunday could keep Greece’s debt-ridden economy afloat, or cut off desperately-needed financial support from its Eurozone lenders. PBS NewsHour special correspondent Malcolm Brabant has been reporting from Athens on the Greek financial crisis all week. As Europe awaits the highly-anticipated results of the referendum, Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan with the latest on the mood 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

  • July 1, 2015  

    The scene in Greece has become one of desperation and chaos after the country defaulted on its bailout debt, and European creditors rebuffed a late request by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens on how tensions are flaring over tight limits on banking and pensions, and the upcoming referendum on Greece’s fate and Tsipras’ political future. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2015  

    The Greek government closed all banks and made ready to default on a major debt payment after bailout talks with international creditors collapsed over the weekend. Greeks lined up at ATMS and rushed to gas stations, but were met with limits to prevent a full-on run on the banks. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens. Continue reading