Thursday 23rd January 2020
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Greece’s 2012 election and the democratic dead-end

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Greece’s 2012 election and the democratic dead-end

The 24th of July 2012 signaled 38 years from the fall of the military dictatorship in Greece. Many refer to this date as the anniversary of “the restoration of democracy”. The election of last June, however, offers many reasons to doubt the quality of today’s democracy. [...]

August 3, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: After austerity, the rescue?

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Spain: After austerity, the rescue?

Mariano Rajoy’s government won an absolute majority in the parliamentary elections on November 2011 with promises to decrease the risk premium, to create jobs, and above all to recover the lost trust in Spain. Shortly after, the government announced cuts of €16.5 billion. On June 9, Rajoy asked the EU for a banking bailout of [...]

June 15, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou