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29 May, 2023

News Room

Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

A good day for Hellenism in America

The midterm elections in the United States on Tuesday were a good day for Hellenism in America
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Radical change in our region

The relations of Greece and Cyprus with Israel were basically the key catalyst for recent developments
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The end of political totems

Greece is a country with serious institutional problems that every so often grow to existential proportions
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Merkel takes the fall leaving Europe without a leader

Merkel will not be seeking a new term and will step down from the presidency of the Christian Democrats
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The Greek Diaspora

The diaspora is the catalyst that drives Greece forward
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Weak Greek economy threatened by world unrest

The country has not implemented the many necessary reforms that would facilitate investment
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Persuasion and force

The past few years have passed as though we had all taken a big dose of some sedative
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Greece and the many changes in the Trump administration

Policies are implemented by people
Michalis Tsikalas Michalis Tsikalas

Cyprus issue: not about virgin birth

I get the feeling that, after so many years of dialogue with the other side, we never actually had a conversation with ourselves ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Plan B for FYROM and more US bases in Greece

The country’s foreign policy and security are too important to be handled lightly by anybody
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

With Israel in Washington

Cyprus not only enjoys Washington’s blessing but also the backing of the strong American Jewish community
Michalis Tsikalas Michalis Tsikalas

Whatever Guterres says he will be met with a yes

Last week was reminiscent of aerial dogfights even though there are essentially no Cypriot fighter jets here. We can put ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Ticking bombs

All Greek prime ministers have to prove that they have the skills of a political bomb-disposal expert
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

This is the Balkans

Caught up in an unusual and anti-systemic mood
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

‘No’ vote and abstention in FYROM referendum

Turnout would confirm the legitimacy of the process
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Tsipras’s last card

Then came the “kolotoumba”
Michalis Tsikalas Michalis Tsikalas

Arrogance sends cocky message to kids

Michalis Tsikalas writes about the education crisis, commenting on a show of arrogance that exists in the wider public sphere. ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

We need the new diaspora back

We need people with an appetite for work
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The fall of a post-junta era symbol

There is currently an unprecedented boom in Greek-American relations
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Knock it down and rebuild it from scratch

Greece needs to be redesigned from scratch
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Greece on the energy map with the support of big players

There has been a serious uptick in activity concerning the energy sector in the broader region in the past few months and ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Requiem for an establishment

Senator John McCain’s funeral was a landmark event. Someone wrote that it resembled a massive tweet against Donald Trump ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Come back, support Greece

We are caught between celebrations over Greece’s “clean exit” from the bailout programs on one hand and, on the other, ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Seizing opportunities

Greece needs to play its cards right if it wants to profit from the opportunities arising on the international stage, but ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The heavy cost of cowardice

I’ve heard a government minister speak about a vital agency of the Greek state and admit that “there’s nothing that can ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Wanted: A respected person for assistance effort

After the cries of despair come the calls for help and the need for long-term support. The victims of the lethal inferno ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

2021, a landmark year

It won’t be long before 2021 is upon us. In three years’ time Greece will be celebrating the bicentennial of its war of ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

A useful proposal, instead of useless noise

Nowadays, the actions of politicians are strongly geared toward their public image.
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The state we’re in

A great European leader – and a true friend of Greece – once said that Greeks were a great nation, but their state is a ...
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. ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

The positions of SYRIZA, New Democracy and our allies

Diplomats, analysts and officials from international institutions visiting Greece have a hard time understanding and assessing ...
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 ...