Tag: Austerity

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For Greece’s austerity-hit elderly, bailout “will never end”

Panos - Aug 17, 2018

With two euros in his pocket, Yorgos Vagelakos, an 81-year-old retired factory worker, scouts the farmer’s market in his working-class Athens neighborhood for anything he can afford.…

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No alternative to austerity? That lie has now been nailed

Panos - Aug 24, 2017

Ever since the banks plunged the western world into economic chaos, we have been told that only cuts offer economic salvation. When the Conservatives and the Lib…

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Austerity imposed under Greek bailouts violated rights, independent UN expert finds

ilias1 - Jun 05, 2016

There has been "large-scale violation of rights" in Greece as a result of the austerity programmes imposed by its international lenders, independent UN expert on human rights…