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

The Greek parliament has approved the new set of austerity measures and the privatization legislation with a robust margin. But unfortunately even this victory is not going to be a breakthrough in this crisis. Assuring passage of the austerity and privatization legislation in parliament was only the easy part. Given the waves of discontent being […]

Posted by Bastian Jens

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

It is now obvious that the next, fifth financial tranche will be paid out. An agreement with visiting officials from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund — collectively known as the troika — was announced on June 3 and then relayed by Prime Minister George Papandreou to his colleague Jean-Claude Juncker […]

Posted by Bastian Jens

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

La Grèce traverse une profonde crise économique et politique à l’origine de laquelle des décennies de mal gouvernance sont en cause. Une révolution pacifique qui renouvellerait les élites et les règles est la voie à suivre pour poursuivre la longue marche de l’intégration européenne du pays. Par le professeur Loukas Tsoukalis Nous fêtons les trente […]

Posted by Tsoukalis Loukas

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