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Going to battle

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Going to battle

What Europe needs is its political parties, especially the governmental ones, to stand against the national-populists, in an effective manner. [...]

October 21, 2013 Author: Jordi Vaquer

Interview with Habermas

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Interview with Habermas

“Only a Europe that is united politically and has a robust economy, can tame this wild economic capitalism”. This was one of the points the German intellectual stressed in Ef.Syn, a few days before his arrival in Athens, in order to participate in the International Conference on Philosophy, which takes place for the first time [...]

July 21, 2013 Author: Tasos Tsakiroglou

Water is not for sale after all…

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Water is not for sale after all…

The initiative Right2Water and the European Citizens' Initiative has managed a strategic blow to the neo-liberal policies that are after water. [...]

June 23, 2013 Author: x-pressed

Are we really doing better?

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Are we really doing better?

Nietzsche, interpreting the familiar myth, reports that Zeus left hope in Pandora's box not out of pity, but of malice, because hope for nothing and mostly without a decision for action is not a gift but a curse. "Such hope," the philosopher says in the «Menschliches, Allzumenschliches» "is the worst kind, because it prolongs the [...]

May 28, 2013 Author: Giorgis Katrougalos*

Big truths

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Big truths

"Saturday night. I caught my hand at the kitchen door (I'm very accident prone at home: I'm Sagittarius and I haven’t got any “body awareness”). I went alone to the hospital of Sant Pau because my partner stayed at home to take care of my daughter. I was lead to the waiting room. There was [...]

May 13, 2013 Author: Lucía Etxebarría

Portugal – the citizens say no to the Troika

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Portugal – the citizens say no to the Troika

Portuguese should take to the streets again massively this April 25th, anniversary of the “Carnation Revolution”. The target is the policies of austerity imposed by Brussels and Frankfurt. [...]

April 25, 2013 Author: Courrier International

Athens and the Crisis

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Athens and the Crisis

Timeline that gives an overview of events related to the crisis in Greece on a local, national and global scale from 2008 until now. Updated on a quarterly basis. [...]

April 19, 2013 Author: Jaya Brekke

Cyprus, Seriously

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Cyprus, Seriously

A correspondent, whom I respect, has (gently) challenged me to say plainly what I think Cyprus should do — leaving aside all questions about political realism. And he’s right: while I think it’s OK to spend most of my time on this blog working within the limits of the politically possible, and relying on a [...]

March 26, 2013 Author: Paul Krugman

Why we should be cautious about cheering on Cyprus’s no vote

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Why we should be cautious about cheering on Cyprus’s no vote

Watching the drama unfolding in Cyprus over the last few days has been anything if not surreal. The far left and the Eurosceptic right alike have rejoiced at the Cypriot parliament's "valiant no" to a deal that would have ensured the financing of the cash-strapped economy from the Eurozone and the IMF. [...]

March 20, 2013 Author: Nikos Chrysoloras

Fleeing war, Syrians face new misery in Greece

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Fleeing war, Syrians face new misery in Greece

Beaten up and robbed by traffickers when they arrived in Athens, Osama, his wife and two children were arrested as illegal immigrants and thrown into detention when they recounted their ordeal to Greek police. Ordered out of Greece but without any place to go, he rues the day he set foot in the country. "All our [...]

March 10, 2013 Authors: Deepa Babington, Lefteris Papadimas