Greece

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Italy's economy is verging on bankrupt and its election results have dealt a hammer blow to the prospects of fixing things. The best option, financially at least, may be to put someone else at the helm.

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They might be strays but the dogs of Athens represent hope, dignity and the human capacity for kindness in a new film by UNSW's Mary Zournazi. 

Greek dogs

In a city brought to its knees by austerity, filmmaker Mary Zournazi describes an unlikely wellspring of dignity and hope.

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Greece's famous protest dog Loukanikos stars in a radio documentary, part of a new research project from UNSW’s Mary Zournazi.

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He took Greece and Europe to the brink of economic disaster. Now again at his country's helm, Alex Tsipras just may be the perfect leader to steer Greece through its troubles, argues Richard Holden.  

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The latest EU bailout deal for Greece risks emboldening a growing neo-Nazi movement that is casting its gangs of thugs as saviours of the poor, writes Nick Apoifis.

Greece euro cracks

UNSW academics examine the Greek debt crisis and its consequences.

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Greece borrowed too much money, had a giant party, and had no plan for how to pay it back. But economics isn't about the rear-view mirror, it's about the road ahead, and that looks increasingly rocky, writes Richard Holden.

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From the outset, economic history was against Greece joining the Euro, writes Ross Buckley.

Greece euro cracks

In the wake of the resounding No vote, it's likely that at least one if not all the major Greek banks will fail early this week. When this happens, the Greek economy will essentially come to a halt, writes Richard Holden.

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