In the News - Coalition talks in Greece
Political uncertainty in Greece continues to threaten the financial stability of the country –with the deputy prime minister warning that the country could run out of money in as little as six weeks if a coalition government is not formed soon.
In the news
Coalition talks in Greece
Political uncertainty in Greece continues to threaten the financial stability of the country with the deputy prime minister warning that the country could run out of money in as little as six weeks if a coalition government is not formed soon.
Power-sharing talks have been underway since the general election on 6 May, where the conservative New Democracy party won the most votes, but failed to gain a majority. Hopes that a coalition agreement may be on the horizon were dealt a fresh blow this morning with the news that the leader of Syriza, the left-wing party who came second in the polls, would not join coalition talks this afternoon. The news sparked fears that a second round of elections may be imminent, with Greece’s international bailout loans and membership of the Euro being put at risk as a result.
- First News Children’s Newspaper helps students understand why the Euro zone crisis occurred and why Greece needed a bailout.
- Is a financially-united Europe nothing more than a fantasy now? Ian Buruma discusses in this article.
- The European Commission shares an extensive booklet introducing Europe, the EU and the countries’ shared values in 12 lessons.
- Introduce students to democracy with this PowerPoint and activities from Citizenship Foundation.
Further news resources
- Help your pupils understand the features of the front page of a newspaper.
- Get students creating their own news report with this step-by-step guide
- A sociological and media perspective on what makes an event 'newsworthy'.
- Help pupils to write their own TV news broadcast with this handy PowerPoint.
- A scheme of work to help students structure news stories.
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