The Greek Crisis
In Bridging Europe we consider the Greek Crisis as part of the wider Eurozone Crisis. Global interest on Greece has grown since January 2015 and the rise of Syriza in power. The 7-month tenuous negotiation process, the referendum in July, the new bailout deal, the economic, political and social repercussions that are unfolding, are all in the center of our analysis.
We stand for a more delicate, inclusive and multidisciplinary approach of this topic, taking into account a number of qualitative and quantitative facts, the recent experience with the previous two bailout deals, the complexity of the Greek case that goes beyond numbers and statistics.
Our stance and perspective is that this bailout deal has low chances of success, not to say that is designed to fail. It does not correct the major drawbacks of the previous two but is adds to the discrepancies that have deteriorated economic and social conditions in Greece since 2010.
In addition, this new program fails to understand, address and include major macroeconomic facts, political and social features as well as the effect of a growing pressure over the domestic market for more than seven years. In other words, this new program does not focus on a growth and truly reformist agenda, but reproduces the big and painful mistakes of the past.
You can also follow our snap analysis in the Opinion & Contributions section.
The Greek Crisis project is run by a team of young policy analysts and graduates from the European Union that work in a rotating basis.
The aim of this method is: a. to increase knowledge of the Greek Crisis through a non-national perspective; b. to educate young policy analysts on a topic that goes beyond a national narrative and expands into a wider European project; c. to foster critical thinking on a long-debated issue that brings in different core elements of the European establishment, such a democratic values, human rights, prosperity, welfare state, all terms that have been violated in the crisis-affected Greece; d. to build a consistent and unbiased information campaign that goes beyond the traditional dogmatic or misleading approaches with regards to the Greek Crisis.