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The looming prospect that Athens won’t be able to meet IMF debts due in mid-June is spurring dire scenarios—but little progress at the table.
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Τυφλός τω τοίχω επερειδόμενος, έως ώδε ο κόσμος έφη.
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There would be "havoc" if Greece left the euro zone and adopted an alternative currency, Willem Buiter, global chief economist at Citi, told CNBC.
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras went to Riga hoping to make progress on a rescue package.
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The Hubble Space Telescope recently spotted a star never before seen in the Milky Way, or anywhere else -- a Wolf-Rayet with a massive gas disk.
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Too late: no need to invent, there is a Cypriot € = 0.8 € already.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/03/31/theres-something-very-strange-about-the-cyprus-bank-haircut-very-strange-indeed/ ...
Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012–13_Cypriot_financial_crisis:
"You must do this, because if you don't, we will do even more damage to you and your economy. So give us your deposits, give us your money, pay more taxes, suffer fewer social programs, because if you don't, we will impose even worse on you"... Messy?
Wolfgang Schaeuble is Europe's "attack dog" in negotiations with Greece.
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The defiant stand by Yanis Varoufakis in the high-stakes economic negotiations with the E.U. threatens to tear Europe apart.
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The New York Times

Greece’s Newest Odyssey
MAY 11, 2010 Thomas L. Friedman

"George Papandreou, is just back from meeting fellow European Union leaders, who decided to try to stave off a Greek meltdown and an E.U. crackup with a show of overwhelming force — committing nearly $1 trillion to support the economy of any ailing member state"

" Papandreou makes clear that he knows that the deal with the E.U... is actually a bailout-for-a-revolution. Greece’s entire economic and political system will have to change for Greeks to deliver their side of this bargain.

Papandreou says he is ready and so, too, he insists, is his country: “People are saying to me, ‘change this country — go ahead and change it.’ People realize that it needs change. You don’t want to miss this opportunity.”

"Now we will have a respite,” said Papandreou — not to relax, but so the Greek government can begin “the deep changes ... the small revolution” in how this country is governed, with particular emphasis on changing the incentive system here from one that focused way too many Greeks on getting a lifetime government job to one focused on stimulating private initiative."

“We’re going to bring in best practices from Europe and around the world to reform this country,” says Papandreou."

Never happened

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me
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The number of migrants arriving in Greece this year rivals the number of those coming to Italy, although the Eastern Mediterranean route is less deadly. Credit Photograph by Giorgos Moutafis
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Researchers in Denmark have published amazing details of the life story of pre-historic Egtved Girl.
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The glaciers of the Southern Antarctic Peninsula region are now also contributing to sea level rise.
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Tony Vandenberg successfully completed the WaterTribe OkoumeFest Ultra Marathon 2015, near Annapolis, Maryland, USA. The young-at-heart windsurfer sailed a total of 21 hours and 30 minutes.
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Don't send cash. Austerity isn't the problem.
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Principal Investigator, Computational Biology
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  • CERTH
    Research Director, 2014 - present
  • CERTH
    PI, 2010 - 2014
  • U Toronto
    Visiting Professor, 2011 - 2014
  • KCL
    Professor, 2007 - 2010
  • CERTH
    PI, 2005 - 2007
  • EBI
    Group Leader, 1996 - 2005
  • SRI
    Staff Scientist, 1994 - 1996
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Thessalonica
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Thessalonica - York - Heidelberg - Palo Alto - Cambridge - London
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Introduction
Enjoying all things intellectual.

Casually blogging on science, policy & science policy –– and of course on the imaginary 'crisis', migration, local politics, history, tech curiosities, photography, wildlife, world stats, the environment, and windsurfing.

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Education
  • EMBL
    Computational Biology, 1993 - 1994
  • U York
    Computational Biology, 1989 - 1993
  • U York
    Biological Computation, 1987 - 1989
  • AUTH
    Biological Sciences, 1983 - 1987
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