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The German elections for the upper house of parliament, the so-called Bundestag, produced a number of unexpected and even historic results over the past weekend. While many political observers and forecasting institutes were predicting a tightening electoral race during the last days of campaigning, the final verdict of the German electorate proved much more clear […]

Posted by Bastian Jens

In the framework of its European Seminars, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) organized an international high-level conference entitled: “The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Politics and Policies“. In the course of the conference a group of around 40 leading academics, practitioners, think tankers and journalists analysed and evaluated the outcome of the […]

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In the framework of its European Seminars, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) organized an international high-level conference entitled: “The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Politics and Policies“. In the course of the conference a group of around 40 leading academics, practitioners, think tankers and journalists analysed and evaluated the outcome of the […]

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As Germans prepare to go to the polls on September 27, the dynamics of the electoral campaign suggest an open contest with a variety of political outcomes. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, these general elections will test the capability of parties and MPs to react to the emerging diversity of political […]

Posted by Bastian Jens

The Greek Elections and Cyprus

Foreign policy is not high on the agenda as Greece prepares to go to the polls. This is understandable. This is, after all, an election that is firmly focused on domestic issues. Concerns over the economic situation, as well as questions of administrative competence and whether there is a fundamental vision for the country are […]

Posted by Ker-Lindsay James

In the framework of its European Seminars, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) organized an international high-level conference entitled: “The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Politics and Policies“. In the course of the conference a group of around 40 leading academics, practitioners, think tankers and journalists analysed and evaluated the outcome of the […]

Posted by blogs@ELIAMEP

ELIAMEP: The global financial crisis is the first major challenge for the euro as a multi-national currency. Although early indications suggest that the eurozone countries are weathering the storm, this has not stopped prominent economists such as Martin Feldstein (Harvard University) from cautioning that ‘the current financial crisis may provide a severe test of the […]

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Freedom of expression is a very problematic issue in contemporary Turkey. The country may be in accession negotiations with the European Union, yet the lack of freedom of expression -caused by specific laws of the Turkish penal code that undermine it- poses a very big obstacle, and is regularly criticised by the annual European Commission’s […]

Posted by Oikonomakis Leonidas