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Checking my emails at the beginning of June 2012 I found one sent by Südosteuropa Gesellschaft It was an invitation to participate in a forum with German and Greek journalists and introduce a panel on the role of the media during the current economic crisis. This forum would take place in Munich on 6 and 7 […]

Posted by George Tzogopoulos

The results of the May 6 parliamentary elections have heralded the end of an era in its post-dictatorial democratic politics (metapolitefsi) characterized by alternation in power by two catch-all parties, cartelization of government, and heavy statism. The people have expressed a strong aversion to established political elites of the center-left PASOK and the center-right New […]

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The Balkan economies and mainly the Greek economy are negatively influenced by the European debt crisis during the last years. The Turkish economy dominates in the Balkans and can be considered as an emerging one, belonging to the G-20 group (16th largest economy).The economic governance of T. Erdogan is successful until now. The macroeconomic indexes […]

Posted by Giorgos Konstantinidis

It all started with Cyprus announcing its’ intentions to start off shore drilling for natural gas. The drilling was about to take place on the island’s northern borders to Turkey, in an area which is in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), totally under its’ jurisdiction. However the flame between the two countries ignited in 2009, […]

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Mainstream International Relations (IR) thinking (see Realism, Liberalism) holds that the national interest drives states to act the way they do on the international stage. This post-hoc rationalising to explain policy outcomes works successfully enough to be employed by the majority of policy-makers, academics, and analysts to inform their audiences. However, what they are often […]

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Nikos Christodoulakis, Professor of Economic Analysis at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), reviews, in this second edition of “Can One Save the Titanic”, the preeminent debates surrounding the Eurozone crisis and particularly the options available to Greece and its partners to overcome it[1]. The book begins with a pre-emptive strike against one […]

Posted by Pavlos Efthymiou

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

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 decision to set up the UN Peacebuilding Commission, Peacebuilding Support Office and Peacebuilding Fund was taken in September 2005 and bit by bit the new architecture was ready for business in 2006 and into 2007. I have just finished four years on the Fund’s independent Advisory Group, the last two as its chair, so […]

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