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Mar 9 2017

Beyond Crisis: Constitutional Change in Greece after the Memoranda

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By Anna Tsiftsoglou, NBG Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory Can financial crises bring constitutional change? Has Greece become a prominent such example? Already 7 years into recession, crisis-hit Greece is experiencing a tremendous institutional change. This change, which takes place … 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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Jan 9 2017

Contrasting Greek and UK Youths’ Subjective Responses to Austerity: Lessons for other European countries

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By Athanasia Chalari and Clive Sealey Since 2010, many European countries have faced severe economic crises, resulting in the implementation of various forms of ‘austerity’ social policies, and Greece and the UK have been at the forefront of the implementation of such … 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 29 2016

How Brexit will affect the balance of power in the European Parliament

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By Angelos Chryssogelos Given the UK has one of the largest contingents of MEPs, how will Brexit change the way political parties are aligned in the European Parliament? Angelos Chryssogelos writes that the effects of removing British MEPs from the … Continue reading

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Jun 27 2016

No respite: Greece’s relationship with Europe after Brexit

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By Angelos Chryssogelos The vote for Brexit in the referendum of 23 June has obvious immediate effects for Greece. Increased uncertainty will hamper Greece’s economic recovery. When the UK formally exits the EU, the consequences for Greek workers and students … Continue reading

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Jun 13 2016

What those calling for Brexit could learn from the Greek bailout referendum

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By Kevin Featherstone In the summer of 2015, Greece held a referendum on a proposed bailout deal, with the electorate decisively rejecting the proposal. Kevin Featherstone writes that much like the upcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, the … Continue reading

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