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18 August, 2019
 

News Room

Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Authoritarian, divisive, hard right?

A few days ago, the New York Times published an opinion piece on political developments in Greece on its front page in which ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Substantive debate and ministers who listen

All of the participants on the Committee for Public Administration need to be applauded for the outcome. The former minister ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Tangible rewards for alliance-building

Greece's military spending has shrunk dramatically as a result of the crisis, widening the defense gap with Turkey. Successive ...
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

Message not received, over!

The upcoming Anastasiades-Akinci meeting on Friday will be extremely important for the future of the Cyprus settlement process, ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Greece 2021

Milestones often present opportunities and the upcoming 200-year anniversary of the start of the Greek War of Independence ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

The first visits to Washington and Jerusalem

It’s only three weeks since Nikos Dendias took over the foreign affairs portfolio, but he has already sent a pretty clear ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

With courage and moderation

It is often said Greece’s post-dictatorship era ended with SYRIZA’s defeat. But how will we now close the accounts of the ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Early signs of civility and consensus

Despite some natural degree of skirmishing and isolated criticism, rays of civility, consensus and cooperation are breaking ...
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

Still surrounded 45 years later

We are living through a series Waterloo battles with the government pretending not to know about it and delusional politics ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The ‘public interest'

Greece can really take off. The economy has already reached its lowest point and is now poised for a spectacular rebound. ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

No time for mixed signals

We are entering a very thorny patch in Greek-Turkish relations. Turkey’s activities within Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone ...
Yiannis Kafkarides Yiannis Kafkarides

Cyprus, diplomacy and the dizzying gas effect

The spin on political developments in Cyprus has had a dizzying effect on the public but state institutions seem unshaken ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Golden Dawn voters, women and Mitsotakis

Some foreign journalists have in recent days made two negative observations regarding New Democracy’s victory in the July ...
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

The extent of betrayal

Forty-five whole years later and the image of dead bodies stacked onto a semi-trailer dump cart with watermelons has stuck ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Recovering lost ground

The government that has just taken power in Greece is different to what we are accustomed to and close to what a big chunk ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Which way will SYRIZA go?

It will take a couple of months before we see what kind of style SYRIZA plans to adopt in its reprised role as the country’s ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

The new government, image and symbolism

The first indications from the new government are sending out all the right signals. Tuesday’s handover ceremonies at the ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Mitsotakis, expectations and the need for unity

The coming weeks will naturally see an emphasis on New Democracy’s proposals on all the major issues, from the economy and ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

A wise verdict

The Greek people voted wisely, as they have done in the past. They have given Kyriakos Mitsotakis a comfortable majority ...
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

Partition starting to show

The most revealing broadcast last Monday on the Russian-made missile that fell in the occupied areas was a tell-all account ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

The others were Merkel’s puppets, we were just naive

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras admitted to being naive enough to believe that his European counterparts, whose countries ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Greek elections: The main questions

Who will win? This is usually the fundamental question in any election, but very few people seem to have doubts this time ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The liberal narrative and the risks

The new liberal narrative must be protected and shielded because Greek society is exhausted and wary
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

A top athlete, a rare human being, a true Greek

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a unique example of a great athlete, but also, more importantly, an exceptional person. He is the ...
Yiannis Kafkarides Yiannis Kafkarides

When necessity becomes history

Bidding farewell to Demetris Christofias
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Winds of War

They say that history repeats itself as a farce
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The Trump factor

There has been much ado around Greek-Turkish relations, a result of sensationalism and ignorance about the substance of ...
Eleni Xenou Eleni Xenou

What’s with all the horrifying details?

The most shocking aspect was not so much the discovery of the little girl’s body as it was actually the way we take part ...
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

The only settlement option left

Workers in Chicago got their eight-hour day in 1888, followed by decades of labour strife but also drawbacks due to war ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Sixteen years on, frustration with Ankara resurfaces

Turkey has proved a difficult ally for Washington in the past two decades
Eleni Xenou Eleni Xenou

The truisms of Mr Pamboridis

Will the Democratic Rally’s political bureau tackle all the issues or are they going to sweep things under the rug on the ...
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

Over the coming weeks

Andreas Paraschos tries to read between the lines following statements in Washington regarding a little bit more action ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Prudence and moderation

Greece is going through one of the most toxic pre-election periods it has experienced in decades
Yiannis Kafkarides Yiannis Kafkarides

Anastasiadescare

When it comes to policy making, politicians should be judged based on the results of their actions not their intentions
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Let us put our minds to work

Politics cannot continue to resemble a variety show
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