ECONOMY

  • Minister of Finance

    Minister of Finance
    In his first sit-down interview since his appointment Finance Minister Giannis Stournaras recounts the dramatic hours within the Eurogroup meeting, opens up about his next legislative moves and responds to all questions with regards to the state and future of the Greek economy, 
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  • The critical Eurogroup

    The critical Eurogroup

    Live from Athens, Brussels and New York the New Files report on the important Eurogroup meeting to decide on the continuation of the Greek program. At the New Files studio Alexis Papahelas hosts professor in the Department of Banking & Financial Management at the University of Piraeus and advisor to former Prime Minister Gikas Hardouvelis as well as President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy Loukas Tsoukalis. In Brussels Director of the influential European Centre for European Policy Studies Daniel Gros explains why Eurozone's future is at stake while Douglas A. Warner III Professor of Economics at Yale University Costas Meghir highlights the importance of this Eurogroup meeting for the Gr...

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  • After the vote

    After the vote

    After the voting of the latest austerity measures and the national budget at the Greek parliament Alexis Papahelas hosts a roundtable on the day after for the Greek economy. What are the latest projections on the Greek debt sustainability, the unemployment rates and what would the endgame be for the Greek recession?  Would the solution be a debt write-off, a debt haircut or a Greek Euro exit? University of Athens Political Economist and former government advisor George Pagoulatos, chief economist of Alpha Bank Michalis Masourakis and Economics professor Kostas Lapavitsas of SOAS debate what lies ahead for the Greek economy. 

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  • The EU crisis and the new US President

    The EU crisis and the new US President

    What is to change with regards to US policy on the European debt crisis if a change of guard at the White House proves to be the outcome of the US election? How is IMF policy going to be influenced depending on who the next US President is and was there a delay in the latest review of the Greek program by the troika due to the timing of the US election? Alexis Papahelas discusses all of the speculation surrounding the day after the US election with regards to the Greek economy with BBC’s Economics Editor Staphanie Flanders.   

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  • Greek names on the Swiss bank whistleblower's list

    Greek names on the Swiss bank whistleblower's list

    Sofia Papaioannou travels to Southern France to meet the banking system whistleblower that put Switzerland into the pedestal. Herve Falciani in exclusive interview to "The New Files" reveals how he found himself with thousands of names of clients of one of the biggest Swiss banks and responds to allegations that want him in close ties with intelligence agencies. Papaioannou also talks to Falciani's famous French prosecutor who reveals why the Greek government could end up with great gains if it acquires the evidence Falciani holds.

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