Very early post - Election morning !
As expected , Greece fulfilling its civic duties with class and dignity !
The Referendum has begun !
Mostly just another Sunday in Athens so far. Lots of tourists. Lots of police. No unrest.
Today, a no vote means no to austerity, a yes vote yes to Europe. No matter the result, Greeks want to keep Euro AND are broken by recession
Polls Open: Midnight (EDT) Pols Close: Noon (EDT) First Prelim Results: 2:00 pm (EDT)
News & views - broad brush .....
Greece's GDP collapse is among the worst advanced economy falls since 1870 h/t @RBS_Economics.
Excellent commentary by
@eschizas - Getting to yes in Greece: a collection of myths - http://lolgreece.blogspot.com/2015/07/getting-to-yes-in-greece-collection-of.html?spref=tw …
Europe Wants to Punish Greece With Exit http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-07-01/europe-wants-to-punish-greece-with-exit …
Greece divided ahead of referendum to chart new economic course http://dlvr.it/BQRZbR
Social media chatter supporting the "no" vote in Greece has risen sharply -
Greece: The Economist Perspective
Greece’s debt crisis explained http://nyti.ms/1H6Kg3u
The imagery used by those pressing for "no" in the Greek referendum today is quite effective -
Senior German Official: Nightmare result would be 51%-49% either way
Katerina Sokou retweeted
"If Europe is determined to save the European dream, it needs to start by saving Greece." http://brook.gs/1IO2apH
#Greece food chain Venetis to provide free bread to unemployed, pensioners, poor&large families until banks reopen
EFSF's Regling: creditors are "providing permanent debt relief by having very favorable lending terms" http://www.ekathimerini.com/198904/article/ekathimerini/news/efsf-chief-says-new-program-would-not-need-to-be-as-tough-as-previous-deals …
The IMF is wracked by inner turmoil over Greece by @MehreenKhn http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11713794/Greece-IMF-debt-restructuring-eurozone.html …
Varoufakis tells Mason that since
#Greferendum was called he has received very good proposals from Brussels that he would sign (1/2)
Mason: so you have received a proposal you would sign? Varoufakis: yes Mason: where is it V: somewhere in this building
Whoever wins Sunday: well of poison between Greeks & Germans will be hard to drain. http://www.wsj.com/articles/greek-german-tensions-turn-to-open-resentment-1436004768?tesla=y …
@MatinaStevis @berlinfraut @WSJ
Yiannis Mouzakis retweeted
Merkel's refusal to spend her vast political capital is a quite spectacular failure.
Greeks Vote on place in Euro as banks run dry: What you need to know abot R day. http://bloom.bg/1ChMuhP
Frederik Ducrozet retweeted
Constâncio @ECB explains #ELA next steps: key is prospect for agreement, more likely if yes win. http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0PD0SJ20150703?irpc=932 … via @shawnwdonnelly