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Thought it was safe to forget Greece? Think Again

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Thought it was safe to forget Greece? Think Again

Just before Christmas, I met with former Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou, and he talked about how excited he was to spend the holidays abroad, where -- unlike in Greece -- he could roam freely without a security detail. His holiday didn’t go quite as expected. [...]

January 15, 2013 Author: Megan Greene

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