This short book is aimed at those interested in better understanding not only what happened in Greece and the Eurozone between the end of June and the middle of August 2015, but also why it did happen. A quick review of the recent history of Modern Greece sheds light to the origins of the crisis, which hides a deeper and permanent malaise.
Both the curious reader and the specialist will find interesting information and explanations on the recent events, and a basis for investigating Greece's structural inadequacies further.
The last section of the book analyses the outcomes of the negotiations between Greece and its creditors--the Eurogroup, other EU institutions and the International Monetary Fund--and providers commentary on the possible next movements of Athens. It also discusses how the incumbent government, headed by Alexis Tsipras, may turn the challenges his country faces, after the signature of a third bailout on 14 August 2015, into a golden opportunity to effect true change and achieve eradication of the chronic ills of Greece, which is the surest path towards future competitiveness and prosperity.