Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Greek referendum useful academic resources

A sudden referendum to decide whether or not Greece is to accept the bailout conditions proposed by the European Union (EU), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB) will take place on 5 July 2015. The referendum was announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the early morning of 27 June 2015

for some background try our useful links in the recent posting
is the bailout immoral? 

Voters will be asked whether they approve of the proposal made to Greece by the EU, the IMF and the ECB during the Eurogroup meeting on 25 June. The proposal consists of two documents, titled Reforms for the completion of the Current Program and Beyond and Preliminary Debt sustainability analysis.The question will contain two choices stated as "Those citizens that reject the proposal of the three institutions vote 'Not approved/No'" and "Those citizens that agree with the proposal of the three institutions vote 'Approved/Yes'".

Decision from the Hellenic Parliament in Greek
European Parliament press release relating to the referendum
Speech from Greek Prime minister announcing the referendum. includes English language transcript.

Recent polls in Greek on attitudes towards the Euro.

 According to the New Statesman the referendum question makes no sense.
According to the Huffington Post Paul Krugman is urging a no vote.

New York Times

 Blogs (covering the Greek debt crisis)
 Project Syndicate has commentary from economist Joseph Stiglitz
Greek crisis. Prof. Aristides Hatzis of the University of Athens


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