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Articles written by Anna Papoutsi

“The hegemonic powers of the EU have gone one step too far”: On governing borders and the right to move

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“The hegemonic powers of the EU have gone one step too far”: On governing borders and the right to move

Soon after the March 18 EU-Turkey deal, the first boats began returning migrants from Greece to Turkey. The previous migration and border regime run by the EU and parts of the international community had officially ceased to operate. An emerging new border regime now produces new categories of deservedness and differentiated inclusion and exclusion. Who [...]

June 8, 2016 Author: Anna Papoutsi

This is how Greece became the only EU country without a public broadcaster.

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This is how Greece became the only EU country without a public broadcaster.

At around 11 pm, June 11th 2013 the signal of ERT stopped transmitting. The Greek government decided to shut down the Public Broadcaster. 2,656 people were notified that same day that they were being fired. Using a legislative act –which is to be used only in extreme and urgent cases– and without the signatures of [...]

June 12, 2013 Author: Anna Papoutsi

In a constant state of emergency: Legislative Acts

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In a constant state of emergency: Legislative Acts

With the public’s interest skillfully diverted towards the attack against the offices of New Democracy (the governing political party), the Greek Parliament ratified with 166 votes a multi-bill containing 7 Legislative Acts (LAs) that effectively complement the 3rd Memorandum, adopted on November 7th of 2012, with a marginal majority of 153 votes in a climate [...]

January 15, 2013 Author: Anna Papoutsi