Athens vs. Brussels Greece Inches Closer to Renewal of Debt Crisis

The new government in Athens is intent on forcing Europe to change its approach to Greek debt -- thus far in vain. A confrontation is brewing, and both sides stand to lose.
Graffiti in Athens: The troika is more hated in Greece than in any other crisis country. Greeks view the body as the equivalent to an occupying power.

Graffiti in Athens: The troika is more hated in Greece than in any other crisis country. Greeks view the body as the equivalent to an occupying power.

Foto: Orestis Panagiotou/ dpa
New Greek Finance Minister Giannis Varoufakis had a mixed reception during his tour of European capitals last week.

New Greek Finance Minister Giannis Varoufakis had a mixed reception during his tour of European capitals last week.

Foto: Michael Kappeler/ dpa