Greece’s finances are in a dire state, and its government under pressure. The latest EU bailout package has staved off economic collapse for now, but unemployment is at a record high and many Greeks are feeling the effects. In Athens though, there’s a group of people busy at work, moving forward despite the situation, starting creative enterprises and cultural centres – even new hotels. Monocle heads to the Greek capital to meet a few of them.
How do you run a village - or a nation? Do you need to be skilled at consensus politics - or a bit of tyrant? Do you need a BlackBerry - or a chargé d'affaires? Monocle spent a month meeting global leaders at every level to see how they manage their realms.
Thanks to some long overdue advances in rational thought, same-sex marriage is becoming more available to couples across the globe – but not in Hong Kong. Monocle’s Aisha Speirs asks why the region is falling behind.
At some point before midnight, Barack Obama will likely put his name to an austerity plan passed last night by Congress, with just hours to spare before the United States reaches its borrowing limit, a deadline that would…