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Still captive

Greeks are paying a hefty price for SYRIZA’s obsessions and experiments.

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When a threat becomes a possibility

KOSTIS FAFOUTIS

“The memorandum, whether we like it or not, is the only political text which set out specific targets, which were binding to the Greek state as a whole,” noted Yannis Stournaras in October 11, 2013, during his tenure as finance minister.

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General paralysis

A strange sort of paralysis has set into every sector managed by the SYRIZA-led government.

COMMENT

The optimist’s guide to Greece

HUGO DIXON

There are so many ways things could go wrong in Greece that it’s easy to miss how things could also go right. The best-case scenario involves the European Central Bank including Greek bonds in its quantitative easing programme, the lifting of capital controls and a deal on debt relief – all by the end of the year.

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Market agony

In a letter addressed to deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis and other cabinet ministers with regard to the stifling conditions currently plaguing the Greek market, the productive sectors of the economy are expressing the agony felt by the Greek economy’s healthy portion.

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A better deal for Greece is possible

BARRY EICHENGREEN, PETER ALLEN & GARY EVANS

Greece and the EU should contractually link changes in the terms of the country's EU loans to milestones in structural reform.

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Meteorologists expect temperatures to keep rising this week

Locals and visitors in Greece have been advised to protect themselves from the heat as meteorologists expect temperatures to keep rising this week with the heat wave pushing past the 40-Celsius mark on Wednesday and Thursday. On Monday temperatures in Greece's two largest cities, Athens and Thessaloniki, reached a 35-Celsius high, and on Tuesday pushed up to an oppressive 38C. Several municipalities around the country have opened the doors of air-conditioned spaces for the public.