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#TroikaGameOver: Europe's economic future debated on Twitter

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Lionel Bonaventure

What's the deal with the Twitter hashtag #TroikaGameOver? What does it mean, and why was it trending this morning?

On Monday, the three-word phrase came to encapsulate the peaking levels of frustration felt by Europeans over the bloc's fiscal future.

The "Troika" of #TroikaGameOver refers to the group of finance officials currently mediating with Greece — a triumvirate of European Union officials, representatives from the European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund officials.

But as these tweets show, #TroikaGameOver is really about questioning Europe's entire economic system: 

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