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Democracy's many guises and challenges
By Nick Malkoutzis
At second Athens Forum, experts analyze the threats to our form of governance, particularly growing inequality
Loud patriotism
I admit that whenever politicians drag religious faith and worn-out patriotism into discussions I button up. I feel the same way w...
In need of a second wind
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and a few of his ministers have gone to great lengths to see Greece regain credibility in the...
Democracy´s many guises and challenges
The wilting Arab Spring, conflict in Ukraine, slaughter in Iraq and Syria, citizens not trusting their governments and Europeans l...
Lessons not learned
One year since the assassination of rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a member of Golden Dawn in Keratsini, southwestern Athens, we now know...
Promises, promises
Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras was given the opportunity to set himself apart from his predecessors and their catast...
Lost in the fog
I recently attended an event where one of the guests was a much talked-about personality of the center-left, a person who has neve...
Sending out a clear message
Few things are worse in politics than sending out vague or contradictory messages. Interestingly, there has been little else from ...
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Slow or sudden death?
By Costas Iordanidis
The New Democracy-PASOK coalition government has allowed Alexis Tsipras’s SYRIZA party to emerge as the force that shapes domestic policy.
Fixing the water pump
By Alexis Papachelas
We are faced with a number of practical issues which will determine whether much-desired growth will ever occur. The problem is that brave decisions and reforms - which no one seems to be discussing or willing to implement - are required in this case.
OMT may be key to full market access
By Dimitris Kontogiannis
Greece’s qualification for OMT could follow a debt relief agreement with the EU, its graduation from the program, confirmation of economic recovery in the third quarter and fresh data pointing to the overshooting of this year’s primary budget surplus, set at 1.5 percent of GDP.
The birth of the Aegean
By Christina Sanoudou
The history of how its distinctive archipelago was formed over the course of 20 million-plus years, and how the islands became the cradles of culture and in many cases the fields of great battles, is the subject of an exhibition at the Eugenides Foundation.
The mediators of Crete's warring families
By Yiannis Papadopoulos
In Livadia and nearby Anogeia, as in other villages on Crete, the compromise achieved by a mediator is known as a “sasmos.” It is a process whose origins have been lost in the mists of time but it survives to this day.
1. Very lucky punters set to be probed
2. London roadshow starts with record turnout
3. Banks set to request 6.1 bln under TLTRO
4. More efforts to cut the price of milk
5. Skiathos tops Greeks’ online summer holiday searches
6. IMF departure gets on the table
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This Week
1. Loud patriotism
2. SYRIZA victory would spark a bank run, PM reportedly warns
3. Production of the new Pony to start by the end of the year, NAMCO says
4. Davutoglu calls for a two-state solution in Cyprus
5. Tsipras to meet with Pope Francis on Thursday
6. In need of a second wind
This Week
1. Greece on standby
2. Avramopoulos appointed Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs
3. Central Athens traffic restrictions back in force on Monday
4. Greece at bottom of social justice scale among EU28
5. EU bank tests may miss trillion dollar risk, study finds
6. Lost in the fog
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