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Greece: NAZI? Nah… not yet! We can manage better on our own.

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Greece: NAZI? Nah… not yet! We can manage better on our own.

The political debate around the arrests of the leading officers of Golden Dawn remained in the question of whether this move is constitutionally solid, or whether it was the right time to do it, since the evidence linking Golden Dawn to criminal acts already has been there for several years. [...]

October 6, 2013 Author: Kyriakos Makromallis

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*

Rethink(ing) Athens: An ethnographic view from the centre of the city

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Rethink(ing) Athens: An ethnographic view from the centre of the city

Athens centre supposedly is preparing for one more big regeneration project. This time the city will have to reconstruct anew one of its most central streets, Panepistimiou, including Athens’ two most central Squares: Syntagma and Omonoia. The project will involve a semi-pedestrianisation of Panepistimiou Avenue, which will be re-paved, while several new features such as [...]

May 20, 2013 Author: Dimitris Dalakoglou

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

Interview with Éric Toussaint

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Interview with Éric Toussaint

It is a simple task, there are very clear criteria. In the case of Greece more than half of the debt is with the Troika, 170 billion euros. It is totally illegitimate and should be declared invalid because it was imposed by agencies not representing the Greek citizens. Not even the memoranda have been treated [...]

April 3, 2013 Author: Luis Giménez San Miguel

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

A rock or a hard place? The Greek plexus of power decides

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A rock or a hard place? The Greek plexus of power decides

In the early hours of December 20, a police unit drove down Acharnon, a busy thoroughfare in central Athens. Arriving at the imposing building lying at its junction with Cheyden St, they informed the occupants they would be conducting a "routine" check. Only a few hours later, the building was being emptied out, its occupants [...]

January 18, 2013 Author: Antonis Vradis

Portugal: Playing government

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Portugal: Playing government

“Perhaps the most important question one should be asking regarding the IMF report about the Portuguese State entitled “Rethinking the State. Selected Expenditure Reform Options”, is how the IMF management can carry out such a role. A second issue, more common, would be to understand why the Portuguese government is bothered with this kind of [...]

January 10, 2013 Author: Pedro Lains

Greece: The timeline of a revolution, 2008-2012

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Greece: The timeline of a revolution, 2008-2012

It all begins in 2008. The crisis has broken out in Europe but it seemed at the time as if it wasn’t concerning Greece… On December 6th 2008 at Exarchia a policeman raises his gun and kills in cold blood the 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. The news spread through the city and within a [...]

November 27, 2012 Author: Anna Papoutsi