Category Archives: Spyros Economides

Apr 11 2016

The Hellenic Observatory at LSE celebrates its 20th anniversary

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By Kevin Featherstone The Hellenic Observatory, located in LSE’s European Institute, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016. Kevin Featherstone looks back at its story so far. In the mid-1990s, a campaign was launched to establish a Chair on Contemporary Greece that was … Continue reading

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May 12 2014

EU Election: Austerity will make for Lively Contest in Greece

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By Dr Spyros Economides This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The Greek public will go to the polls on May 25 as a massively divided electorate. The obvious factor which shapes public opinion is … Continue reading

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Jun 28 2012

Viewpoint: Election leaves Greece deeply split

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by Dr Spyros Economides   Greece’s economic crisis and increasingly polarised public opinion fuelled much loose talk about the potential for civil war in the run-up to the repeat election of 17 June. This touched a raw nerve in Greece’s … Continue reading

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Oct 13 2011

Greece Needs but does not have a Foreign Policy

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  by Dr Spyros Economides  Today, Greece is in need of a foreign policy. In effect it does not have one. The main issues that dominate its foreign policy agenda remain static: Turkey; FYR Macedonia and Cyprus. There has been … Continue reading

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Jun 27 2011

Viewpoint: The politics of Greece’s financial crisis

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In the last 72 hours the full force of Greece’s political problems have hit home. Financial bankruptcy has been superseded by political bankruptcy. The entreaties made by President Karolos Papoulias, urging Greece’s political leadership not to turn the financial crisis … Continue reading

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