Standort: / Meldung: "The "G" word"

Kate Farmer

Cutting to the chase

8. 7. 2015 - 14:28

The "G" word

Reality Check: Greece Syriza, Egypt press freedom, Hungary asylum law, Gaza one year on, Project Animal Farm.

We've had deadlines, final deadlines, absolutely final deadlines, and now, yes, it's another deadline. But this time, it might just be different.



The "G" word is now being discussed as a real possibility.

Depending how you look at it, the deadline might be tomorrow, Thursday, or it might be Sunday. However, the first thing is that Alexis Tsipras needs to come up with a proposal that the creditors find acceptable, then that has to be approved by the Eurozone, various parliaments, and all European Union countries - who are meeting for a special super-summit on Sunday.

If all this doesn't happen - a "Grexit", temporary or permanent, is a real possibility. In fact, it's now being openly discussed and it's been revealed that there are, indeed, preparations under way for just such a scenario.

Until now, speculation over a "Grexit" has been the province of analysts and commentators, with Greece and its creditors all brushing away any suggestions of Greece leaving the Eurozone.

So, amid all this confusion and chaos, what is Alexis Tsipras doing?

According to one of Syriza's London spokespeople, Marina Prentoulis, he's already putting forward concrete proposals, but they are falling on deaf ears.

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Egypt further curbs freedom of speech

Cairo correspondent, Karim el Gawhary, reports on new measures in Egypt to criminalise reporting of terror statistics which differ from the government's.

Serbia migrants


Afghan migrants draw water from a disused well in Northern Serbia, close to the Hungarian border.

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Hungary tightens asylum laws

Nick Thorpe reports from Budapest on the latest measures to control the tide of migrants attempting to enter the country.

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Gaza one year on

A year after Israel launched its 7 week military campaign against Gaza, Amal Kaoua of Save the Children describes the conditions facing families in Gaza today.

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Sonia Faruqi

Sonia Faruqi

Sonia Faruqi's "Project Animal Farm" gives new insights into the farming sector

Project Animal Farm

After travelling the world to investigate different farming systems, Sonia Faruqi's book, Project Animal Farm, will be published next week. She explains what she thinks is needed for more human farming practices.

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