€urosclerosis: Will the populist surge in Europe spell the end for the common currency?

From The Wall Street Journal: Europe’s Fate in 2017: Caught Between Low Rates and Populist Politics Europe seems on course for modest growth in 2017—unless Brexit proves to be the start of something bigger By Mike Bird | January 1, 2017 9:00 a.m. ET For Europe in 2017, the big question is whether fragile economic …

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€urosclerosis, part 3: Greece and its collapsing health care system

From : Health System Reflects Greece’s Ills BY CHARLES FORELLE ATHENS—A few years ago, George Gianakouras, a retired salesman of hotel supplies from the Greek port town of Volos, was feeling sluggish. His doctors diagnosed heart disease. He was given cardiac drugs and scheduled for angioplasty and stenting at a hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second …

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