GREECE AND THE EURO: THE FLIGHT OF ICARUS
Nick Malkoutzis, Deputy Editor, Kathimerini English Edition, and Blogger, Inside Greece
For the last three years, a country that accounts for less than three percent of the eurozone’s economy has dominated global headlines amid fears it could trigger an international financial meltdown. Analysis of Greece’s decline often focuses on cultural factors, but fails to adequately account for the persistent political, economic, and institutional failings at the core of the crisis. With its economy sinking deeper into recession, a divided society, and a skeptical European Union demanding more austerity and quicker reforms, Greece’s path to recovery remains elusive. Please join The Chicago Council with Nick Malkoutzis for a discussion on the current situation in Greece and the country’s political, economic, and social prospects.
Nick Malkoutzis is the deputy editor of Greece’s only English language daily newspaper, Kathimerini English Edition, published in partnership with the International Herald Tribune. He also blogs for Inside Greece, a collection of opinion pieces and analyses on Greek political, economic and social issues. Malkoutzis has been working in Greece since 2004 and has written about events there for Businessweek, Foreign Policy, Newsweek/Daily Beast, The Guardian, Forbes, MSNBC.com, and Rheinische Post. He has authored policy papers on the Greek crisis for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Germany and has commented on Greek current affairs for the BBC World Service, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Al Jazeera, ABC Radio, and NPR. Malkoutzis holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.