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Jan 15 2018

The Linkage Between Nation Branding And Nation Competitiveness

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By George J. Avlonitis Within the contemporary international competitive environment, nations are constantly required to respond to a dynamic social and economic framework, similar to a commercial marketplace . Concurrently, nations compete with each other for resources and alliances that could … Continue reading

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Feb 24 2017

Greek Healthcare Revisited: The Other Side of the Story

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By Vassilis G. Apostolopoulos It was with great interest that I read Guardian’s long op-ed “Patients who should live are dying’: Greece’s public health meltdown”. The article, correctly underlined the dramatic impact of prolonged ‘draconian’ austerity measures and policies which … Continue reading

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Jan 13 2017

A pension system for younger workers in Greece: A proposal for growth

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By Milton Nektarios, Platon Tinios and George Simeonidis Recent pension reforms help to trap Greece in deep crisis, but only increase the insecurity of pensioners. To break out of that vicious circle, a fresh start is needed. Such can result … Continue reading

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Sep 16 2016

The Greek crisis is a crisis of production, not of public finance

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By Antigone Lyberaki The Greek economic crisis is a crisis of production. Its key actor is a unique feature of the economy, the Greek family firm. Seen through that prism, the crisis is simply another episode in the story of … Continue reading

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Jul 19 2016

Grexit and Brexit, past and future: Intertwined tales?

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By Platon Tinios Only one letter separates Grexit from Brexit. Against expectations Grexit (from the Eurozone) did not materialise in 2015. A year later, expectations were also confounded as Brexit (from the EU) inexorably unfolds. The two processes, one contingent … Continue reading

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Jun 16 2014

The Paradox of Reform

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By Nikolaos Zahariadis Crises are both risks and opportunities. They create uncertainty and ambiguity not only because they tend to bring about change but also because they simultaneously point to different directions of policy. Politicians are torn between two opposing … Continue reading

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