Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos

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    The European Union’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic – a preliminary assessment

The European Union’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic – a preliminary assessment

How well has the European Union handled the Covid-19 pandemic? Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos and Georgette Lalis present a detailed analysis of the EU’s actions thus far in the outbreak. They write that despite a slow and initially haphazard approach, there has ultimately been a substantial response.

Public health care systems, alongside state bureaucracies and public finances, are being tested to […]

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    Improving tax collection through depoliticisation: The story of a key Troika-led reform in Greece

Improving tax collection through depoliticisation: The story of a key Troika-led reform in Greece

Greece created an independent public revenue authority as a condition for receiving financial assistance during the country’s debt crisis. As Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos and Argyris G. Passas explain, the reform effectively depoliticised tax collection, which had long been a major problem in Greece. They write that while it is still too early to assess whether the reform will be […]

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Debates over the EU’s Working Time Directive epitomise the conflict between neo-liberal and centre-left visions of Europe.

The EU’s Working Time Directive has long been an object of controversy, with politicians in the United Kingdom in particular voicing concerns over its potential impact on British workers. Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos assesses the implementation of the directive in the UK, arguing that it exemplifies wider debates over neo-liberal and centre-left visions of Europe. The renewed attention to the European […]

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In the lead up to the elections, Greek political parties have resorted to half-truths on Europe

This Sunday, Greece faces a key election. Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos and Argyris Passas argue that in the lead up to the election, populist ‘patriotic’ parties have pursued a rhetorical strategy aimed at misleading voters about the real relationship between ‘national independence’ as they define it and membership of the Eurozone. One of the outstanding features of the ongoing electoral campaign in […]

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