It's hard to imagine many other countries putting up with a 25 per cent decline in GDP, a 26 per cent unemployment rate and 35 per cent salary cuts without a revolution and a public lynching of their elected officials.
While queueing at a cash point after hardly any sleep amid last night's drama, the Athens-based teacher Evel Economakis still believes his country will hang on in the eurozone.
Is Syriza simply looking to take Greece from a deal-making cliffhanger to plain-sailing for the middle classes who had stability and prospects before the crash?
Sources in Syriza's leftwing faction say that the stakes are nowhere near as high as those involved in the debt crisis negotiations suggest.
The judgements of our financial and political leaders are breathtakingly narrow. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen considers the alternatives.
Britain is not a super-ICI but the home of the British people.
This is Europe’s choice.
Something seems to have gone structurally wrong with all of the advanced economies: their ailment is chronic, not acute.
The cost of recent economic sanctions will be felt in the west, but it’s a cost we can – and should – withstand.
In recent days Ukrainian bonds suffered the worst selloff on record and the stock index fell 2.8 per cent
Felix Martin's "Real Money" column.
The EU should channel its funds towards more productive ends
Compared to Ryan's budgets, Cameron's coalition looks positively profligate.
Britain will be reduced to the role of a “Norway or Switzerland” in Europe if Eurosceptics push us into leaving the EU, warns the president of the European Commission, talking to David Miliband.
Our limited resources won't stretch far without determination.
The German Chancellor is terminating growth and pushing us towards a new Depression.
For more than two years, Europe’s leaders have delayed and prevaricated as the survival of the single currency has grown ever less certain. “If the euro fails, then Europe fails,” the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said, implying an unconditional commitment to the single currency.