Spyros Economides

Crimea referendum – our experts react

Yesterday Crimean voters backed a proposal to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. We asked a number of experts for their reactions to the referendum and their views on what might happen next.

Putin has allowed us a vision of what Europe could become if his ambitions are not stymied and the question now is whether Europe […]

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The Eurozone crisis is severely limiting the EU’s foreign policy capacity.

Spyros Economides argues that the eurocrisis has resulted in a more ‘introverted’ Europe. Existential fears about the future of the EU have increased member states’ divisions over foreign policy issues, and there is a perpetual ‘tug-of-war’ between EU states with global and regional ambitions. He writes that the EU has a very long way to go to build a European […]

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The recent election has left Greek politics deeply split

Spyros Economides takes a look at Greek politics in the aftermath of the recent elections, finding that the middle ground is being increasingly eroded. 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 public […]

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