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Articles written by Dimitris Dalakoglou

The EU Presidency and the Bottom of the Aegean Sea

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The EU Presidency and the Bottom of the Aegean Sea

The European Union presidency transferred to Greece on January 1, 2014. Just 20 days later, a familiar story from the European borderland was repeated. A boat containing refugees from Afghanistan and Syria was found by the Greek Coast Guard in the waters off Farmakonisi Island, near Turkey. According to victims and the officers of the [...]

February 4, 2014 Authors: Anna Christofidi, Dimitris Dalakoglou

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

Greetings from the Athenian democracy

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Greetings from the Athenian democracy

Over the final few months of 2012, Greek mainstream media have ceased reporting on the neo-Nazi attacks on migrant communities which have blighted Athens for over a year now. Yet in mid-January 2013 one attack did warrant the media’s attention: In the Petralona district of Athens, two Greek men on a motorbike stabbed a Pakistani [...]

February 14, 2013 Author: Dimitris Dalakoglou