Editor’s Note: Evan Liaras is the Davis Post-Doctoral Fellow in European Studies at the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University. Harris Mylonas is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University and Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.
By Evan Liaras and Harris Mylonas - Special to CNN
After reading about the Greek debt crisis for over a year now, you might think you understand what it’s all about. You’re probably wrong. International media focus on how the Greek government and people spend their money. But an equally important problem is the inability of the Greek state to collect revenues.
The story constantly aired by various news outlets is simple enough. Greece, we are told, free-rode on the security offered by the rest of Europe to attract money from foreign investors, and then spent it lavishly on its bloated public sector. In case you don’t get it, BBC’s website has a recurring instructional slide show titled “What went wrong in Greece?”
The Okyeman Council has imposed a fine of 72 sheep and 36 crates of schnapps on Odehye Kwame Boateng, the man who accused the Okyenhene, Amoatia Ofori-Panin II of involvement in illegal gold mining in the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area of the Eastern Region.
He has one week to make good the fines or he will be banished from Okyeman.
President Mills will WIN 2012 elections-Nyaunu
Ardent critique of the President Mills led government Micheal Teye Nyaunu who is the
legislator for the Lower Manya Krobo constituency, have predicted that Professor
John Evans Atta Mills will win next year’s presidential elections landslide because
of the prudent management of the country’s economy.
Though a lot of descriptions and interpretations have been given to the 2012/2013
budget, the National Democratic Congress member (NDC) M.P said that Dr. Kwabena
Duffuor’s budget for the year 2012 had sent shivers down the spine of the leader of
the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addoo, because of
the visionary nature of it
He explained in an interview with Radio Gold that the NPP was fond of making noise
on the floor of parliament and other fora but ‘’………… they were all silenced.
The General Secretary of the People’s National Convention, Bernard Mornah has advised Ghanaians to vote for politicians with ideas and not those with money, the source of which they might not know. “Vote for people with ideas not people with big money. Such monies can be cocaine money, blood money”, he added.
Nkroful (W/R), Nov. 23, GNA - The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle and Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has vowed to make Ellembelle Constituency a stronghold for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Some national executives of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), family members, friends, and sympathisers of former Upper East regional minister, Boniface Gambila, have stormed the offices of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), to demand his immediate release.