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29th Jun 2022

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Tsipras commemorates war dead in first act as PM

In a highly symbolic move, Alexis Tsipras Monday laid flowers at the National Resistance Memorial as his first act as Greek PM. The memorial is for communist national resistance fighters who were executed by the Germans on 1 May 1944. Germany is seen as the chief architect of eurozone austerity.

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The euro — who's next?

Bulgaria's target date for joining the eurozone, 1 January 2024, seems elusive. The collapse of Kiril Petkov's government, likely fresh elections, with populists trying to score cheap points against the 'diktat of the eurocrats', might well delay accession.

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One rubicon after another

We realise that we are living in one of those key moments in history, with events unfolding exactly the way Swiss art historian Jacob Burckhardt describes them: a sudden crisis, rushing everything into overdrive.

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