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22 March, 2019

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Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The state we’re in

Onasagoras Onasagoras

#PoliticsBlog The imposing Mrs Lute and the moment of truth

Onasagoras takes a look at the Lute visit and as always, there's an inside scoop on the usual suspects
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Holding referendums in FYROM and Greece

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is moving ahead with preparations for its referendum on the name deal ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Investing in knowledge

A growth rate of 1.9 percent is way too small for a country like Greece, especially as the rest of Europe’s performance ...
Costas Iordanidis Costas Iordanidis

No more pretexts

The world will never be the same since Donald Trump was installed in the White House. In a sense, his election was unavoidable. ...
Onasagoras Onasagoras

#PoliticsBlog End of an era and Harris’ bitter chalice

Journalists often abuse the term 'end of an era' but in the case of the Cyprus Cooperative Bank, these words totally fit ...
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

There is truth behind every crime

We wrote about many war crimes in Cyprus and nobody was moved. Not even governments, not the UN, not even the Red Cross. ...
Opinion Opinion

Mirror images of national agony

When I hear “Macedonia is Greek!” I think of the slogan used by opponents to Irish independence in the early 1900s:“Ulster ...
Onasagoras Onasagoras

#PoliticsBlog - Healthy’s thunder and a warning

Get the inside scoop on political gossip and other happenings right here, including the ‘Healthy one’ landing on the unions ...

Toxic patriotism

The lynch mob attack on Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris – the only way the incident can be described – during a gathering ...

The first modern Islamist fundamentalist conquest of the West?

New revelations expose Turkey stealthily positioning itself to attempt to permanently possess the northern third of Cyprus ...
Nikos Konstandaras Nikos Konstandaras

Europe’s walls and Italy

A coalition government between two Italian parties that are ready to challenge core European Union rules and practices will ...

Cyprus energy search – averting a US-Turkey crisis

Cyprus continues to proceed with offshore oil and gas projects despite Turkey's opposition
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The 'guards' are waiting

Today, Greece is being run by a combination of “pink guards” officials of the old PASOK, friends and relatives
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Greece, Cyprus and Israel together in Washington

While the leaders of Greece, Cyprus and Israel confirmed once again in Nicosia their strategic choice to follow a common ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Changing the constitution of FYROM

As talks aimed at resolving the name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) intensify, ...
Nikos Konstandaras Nikos Konstandaras

Language and political nonsense

In his famous essay “Politics and the English Language,” George Orwell argued that the use of simple language – free of ...

You can’t put a price on heritage

When the German tabloid Bild suggested that Greece should sell off Corfu and the Parthenon as part of its asset-stripping, ...

Don’t get caught up in the East Med energy hype

It is tempting for resource-poor countries to overestimate the promise of newly discovered hydrocarbon resources, particularly ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Hypocrisy over defence spending

Beyond the competition that has always existed between France and Germany in this field, Greece is being accused of spending ...

Limitless incompetence and puerility

Who would have thought that the news regarding the lease of two frigates from France, confirmed with such fanfare to Kathimerini ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Building a shield

Paris has taken some practical steps as demonstrated with the decision to give Greece two FREMM-type navy frigates on a ...
Nikos Konstandaras Nikos Konstandaras

New Turkey's hasty birth

The way in which the snap elections were called is not normal, nor is the unsettled situation in the country and on its ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Early elections in Turkey give Greece the jitters

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to call for snap elections on June 24 is of direct consequence to Greece, more than at any ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

A need to upgrade Greece’s F-16 fighter jets

Lawmakers are awaiting a joint report by the State and Defense departments on how the country can help Greece upgrade its ...
Onasagoras Onasagoras

#PoliticsBlog Loans to Politicians

The Non-Performing Loans (NPL) associated with political public figures reach over €160 million just in the cooperative ...

Celebrating Israel’s 70th Independence Day in Cyprus

The significant natural gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean offer much potential for joint ventures and commercial ...

Turkey and Greece ratchet up tension in the Mediterranean

With help from rabble-rousers on both sides, disputes over airspace and maritime borders, which have poisoned relations ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Knowing exactly what we’re doing

International experience has shown that some of the greatest tragedies were the result of bad or vague communication
Nikos Konstandaras Nikos Konstandaras

Adrift in dangerous storms

Now that things are becoming more difficult, many government officials stick to believing what they want to believe rather ...
Michalis Tsikalas Michalis Tsikalas

Russia is drifting away

Michalis Tsikalas says the fact that Russia and Turkey are locked in an embrace, which is getting stronger over time, should ...
Costas Iordanidis Costas Iordanidis

FYROM and its irredentist claims

Greece has never recognized an ethnic minority and the present government will be no exception
Nikos Konstandaras Nikos Konstandaras

President Erdogan’s exasperation

His aim, in this case, is to exert pressure on the Greek government for the extradition of the eight