Representatives in the Russian parliament, the Duma, have long been unpopular. Yet President Putin is immune to voter's discontent.
The people of Greece are not being asked to swallow many bitter pills in exchange for a realistic plan of economic revival: they are asked to suffer so that others in the European Union can go on dreaming their dream undisturbed.
Harry Lambert interviews Yanis Varoufakis, hero of the Greek left.
In his first interview since resigning, Greece's former Finance Minister says the Eurogroup is “completely and utterly” controlled by Germany, Greece was “set up” and last week’s referendum was wasted.
The full transcript of the former Greek Finance Minister's first interview since resigning.
In a curious way, the memory of the war has continued to shape German behaviour through this crisis just as much as it has the Greek.
Syriza could yet keep Greece in the eurozone. Our contributor, the Athenian schoolteacher Evel Economakis, bet a souvlaki on it.
While all eyes are on the eurozone, larger troubles are brewing.
Alexis Tsipras believes he has no "mandate" to leave the euro and is seeking more ambitious debt relief.
The strange thing has been how few Greeks, whether politicians, business people, journalists or whoever, took the idea that their country might leave the euro seriously.
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