Author Archives: Ioanna Antonopoulou

Sep 27 2013

Until Angela Merkel forms a governing coalition, Greece will continue to be in limbo

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by Dr Theofanis Exadaktylos     “Triumph for the queen of austerity – Pressure to the South for reforms”* Angela Merkel’s triumph in the German elections on Sunday and her re-election as Chancellor has made headlines across the world. But what does … Continue reading

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Sep 27 2013

Greece and Albania would both benefit substantially from closer relations

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by Dr Alexandros Nafpliotis   Exactly 42 years ago, the Croatian daily Vjesnik used the term ‘impressive’ to report to its readers the re-establishment of Greek-Albanian relations, adding that 1971 marked the year of a Greek ‘diplomatic offensive’ in the … Continue reading

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Jun 17 2013

ERT tells us all we need to know….

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by Professor Kevin Featherstone   This week’s dramatic decision to close down ERT answers a question Greece’s political leaders – in and out of government – have lacked the will to confront for a generation. At one level, the move … Continue reading

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Nov 12 2012

A vote of Confidence should mean exactly that

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by Kevin Featherstone   Today, Parliament is expected to approve the new budget by a comfortable majority, with even some of last week’s rebels coming back to support the Coalition.  But this endorsement is at risk of being totally swamped … Continue reading

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Oct 26 2012

On the efficiency of public investment allocations in Greece

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by Vassilis Monastiriotis After long procrastination and endless negotiations, it seems now that the reform/austerity package requested by the troika will go through and that the latest loan instalment for Greece will be released. Disappointingly, the new package contains very … Continue reading

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Oct 26 2012

Greek Leadership and Symbolic Reforms

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by Nikolaos Zahariadis  Why does Greece seem to be mired in a cycle of continuous reforms while creditors are convinced it has not done enough? The problem is leadership, but not how one may surmise. Greek leaders certainly share much … Continue reading

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Sep 21 2012

Blame game persists as Cyprus’s quest for a bailout has turned into a saga

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by Adonis Pegasiou   Cyprus has been locked out of international markets for more than a year now and it is only thanks to a Russian loan that it managed to postpone a bailout request from the EU last summer. … Continue reading

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Jul 2 2012

We demand inertia!

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  by Professor Kevin Featherstone   The fate of Greece seems caught between the crudity of the Troika and the inertia of the domestic politicians proclaiming to save it. With suitors like these, the Goddess Athena should retain her virginity. … 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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Jun 28 2012

Elections 2012: the Greek Political System in Flux?

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by Dr Nikitas Konstantinidis    The Greek political system has come under intense scrutiny in the past few years. The two successive electoral contests that took place on May 6 and June 17 opened a Pandora’s box so to say … Continue reading

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