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May 13 2013
In recent weeks Greece has resurrected claims against Germany for reparations from World War Two, claims which have been comprehensively rejected by Berlin. Vassilis Paipais argues that claims to historical justice should be viewed in the context of the ethical, … Continue reading
Posted by: May 13, 2013
Apr 29 2013
Greece, Portugal, Spain and the East European states take on less than their fair share of responsibility for EU asylum seekers.
One of the stated aims of the “2008 Policy Plan on Asylum” by the European Commission is increased ‘responsibility sharing’ between Member States with respect to asylum seekers. Luc Bovens and Günperi Sisman assess the extent to which UNHCR outcome … Continue reading
Posted by: April 29, 2013
Apr 4 2013
The recent political history of Greece highlights the risk that the euro might become unaffordable for the mass of Europeans
The Greek MYPLACE team at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences reflect on the recent political history of Greece. They argue that the unfolding of the ‘Grexit’ discourse, which equates the common currency with recessionary austerity measures, holds important lessons about … Continue reading
Posted by: April 4, 2013
Mar 18 2013
There are doubts about Syriza’s plans for recovery in Greece, but refocusing on upmarket tourism might offer a new growth strategy.
Alexis Tsipras, the president of the Left-wing Syriza party in Greece, recently visited the LSE for a lecture and seminar. Bob Hancké, who attended the event, raises some questions about Syriza’s plans for recovery. He also reopens the debate on … Continue reading
Posted by: March 18, 2013
Mar 2 2013
The Eurozone crisis has increased soft Euroscepticism in Greece, where Greeks wish to remain in the euro, but no longer trust the EU.
Nearly six years of recession have taken their toll on Greece, and the country is now facing difficult austerity measures from the EU, the IMF, and the European Central Bank. But what has austerity meant for Euroscepticism in the country? … Continue reading
Posted by: March 2, 2013
Jan 30 2013
In the second of two articles on the Greek crisis as a ‘trope’, Daniel M. Knight writes that the Greek crisis has become a metaphor which many commentators use as a ‘shock tactic’ to press agendas of reform or austerity across Europe. … Continue reading
Posted by: January 30, 2013