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 […]
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 […]
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 […]