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Leading Greek journalist Pavlos Tsimas (Mega, Ta Nea) narrates in the first person, his experiences and reflections on the global economic crisis drawing from his interview material, images and memories. ‘The diary’ is a story of bubbles, irresponsible deregulation, irresponsible lending and borrowing and unrestrained speculation. It assesses government responsibility, greed and revisits the Keynesian/Monetarist […]

Posted by Pavlos Efthymiou

The Cold War and the early post-Cold War periods were relatively easy to define and comprehend. The first was roughly the struggle between two superpowers forming a bipolar system where almost every state had to choose a side. What followed was a period described by Fukuyama as “The End of History” announcing the triumph of […]

Posted by blogs@ELIAMEP

You may well know that a major feature of history is that it never stops being repeated. Recent British attempts to impose an EU embargo on Iranian oil imports are reminiscent of the Mossadeq crisis (1951-1953). At the time due to Iran’s unilateral decision to nationalize its oil industry, London imposed an all out embargo […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

Increasing consumption of water packaged in plastic containers in Cypriot and other Mediterranean countries continues to compete with tap water for the most popular water source of potable use, cooking, and beverage preparations (cold/hot coffee, tea and juices). A general notion in the Cypriot society calls for precautionary measures against packaged water quality deterioration during […]

Posted by Makris Konstantinos

In today’s Turkish economic reality various forms of accumulated and constantly increasing capital coexist, which should firstly be analysed theoretically and concisely, so that they become absolutely comprehensible in terms of their significance, their interconnection and their expressions. Firstly we make a distinction between the Islamic or green capital on the one hand and […]

Posted by Giorgos Konstantinidis

While terms, such as ‘crisis’ and ‘politics in flux’, have been frequently applied to almost every shift in European and national-level politics and policies, the political repercussions of the on – going global economic crisis clearly deserve both those labels. Among the manifold political aspects of the crisis, three stand out. To start with, the […]

Posted by Dimitris Sotiropoulos

The ongoing political crisis in Syria has influenced as a catalyst the political life of the country and its geopolitical role in the region. The increasing political tension in various urban centers in the country and the increasing negative pressure of the anti-Assad powers on the Syrian leader to diminish his pressure on the […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

After a year of fiscal adjustment and structural reform, involving many sacrifices, Greece still faces major challenges in a highly adverse and turbulent market environment. Therefore, the better part of wisdom suggests the need for Greece to intensify and accelerate its efforts to build a firm foundation for financial stability and sustainable growth. It […]

Posted by Evangelos Kalamitsis

In contrast to the orientalistic concept, according to which Islam is an unchangeable and non-progressive cultural entity, Islamic societies have shown historically a stable and dynamic evolution in all fields including economy. Recent political events in the Middle East, linked to ongoing economic and social developments, verify this argument. The aforementioned orientalistic approach stems […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis