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The European debt crisis: The Greek case

Costas Simitis


The book examines the European debt crisis with particular reference to the case of Greece. It investigates its spillover from a Greek-specific problem to a Eurozone-wide crisis and chronicles the policy responses to combat it. The central argument of the book is that the principal cause of the Eurozone's problems was, and still remains, the indecisiveness of European elites to tackle its underlying deficiencies. Leading Eurozone countries have been unwilling to commit to a common long-term plan which could deal convincingly with complex and inter-related problems affecting both its ‘core’ and ... More

Keywords: European Union, Greece, Eurozone, Debt crisis, Economic governance

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719095795
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719095795.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Costas Simitis, author

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Part I How we arrived at the first Memorandum

Part II The Memorandum’s first year of implementation

Part III Debt restructuring and power games

Part IV Coalition government, private sector involvement and the second Memorandum

Part V Elections of 6 May and 17 June 2012

Part VI The future of Greece and the European Union