Category - Eurozone

  • 5 Jul 2015

    The referendum in Greece on Sunday 5 July 2015 is an important moment in history. Will democracy and human economy win through, or will the interests of financial oligarchs and the Troika have their way and the Eurozone return to 'business as usual'?

  • 3 Feb 2015

    Ekklesia, the politics and beliefs thinktank, has joined senior religious leaders in calling for a positive debt deal for Greece and an alternative, moral approach to the economic crises brought about by debt-deflationary policies and austerity.

  • 2 Feb 2015

    Greece's new finance minister, Dr Yanis Varoufakis, has made quite an impact during the first few days of the Syriza administration, as he tours both the television studios and (more importantly) the European finance ministers to seek a different approach to the Eurozone crisis.

  • 25 Jan 2015

    Tens of thousands of people flooded onto the streets in Greece this evening, as early results and exit polls indicated a significant Syriza victory.

  • 26 Mar 2013

    The political economist Ann Pettifor, former head of Jubilee 2000 and now an associate of the New Economics Foundation and policy advisor for Prime Economics, was on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning, talking about how to address the Cyprus crisis.

  • 25 Feb 2013

    As we report today (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/18061), the Jubilee Debt Campaign, of which is Ekklesia is a backer, is using the 60th anniversary of Germany's post-war debt deal to highlight the contrast between the settlement reached then and the disastrous austerity policies being imposed on Europe today -- pointing out the need for a radical shift in thinking and policy.

  • 25 Feb 2013

    Campaigners are calling for an end to policies being imposed on indebted countries by the International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank.

  • 20 Nov 2012

    The situation in Greece is more than an economic crisis for one country alone, an ecumenical Christian delegation from Europe and Africa has been told.

  • 22 May 2012

    David Cameron and Kenneth Clarke yesterday (21 May) tried to blackmail the people of Greece. Along with other European politicians, they have threatened the Greeks with all sorts of dire consequences if they elect a left-wing government.

  • 8 Mar 2012

    Cash strapped as it seeks to avoid the European debt crisis, Italy's parliament is debating a measure to force church-owned properties to pay property taxes.