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Mar 18 2019

Mediterranean ‘tiger cubs’: local innovation for global competitiveness

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In an ever-globalising world, smart local governance is a pre-requisite for regional competitiveness. By working closely with local entrepreneurs and foreign investors, municipalities can create incentives for growth and innovation, a function which state administrations lack the flexibility to perform. … Continue reading

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Mar 8 2019

Economic Crisis, Family and Domestic Violence: Is the ‘Safety Net’ Safe for All?

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Anna Kyriazi                  Katerina Glyniadaki The 8th of March is International Women’s Day. On this occasion, we want to highlight how traditional gender norms and economic hardship jointly contribute to violence against women. … Continue reading

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Mar 4 2019

Refugees as catalysts for modernisation in social policy

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On the 20th of February, 2019, Prof. Lyberaki participated in a panel discussion entitled “Greece Facing the Immigration and Refugee Crisis”, together with Mr. Lefteris Papagiannakis and Dr. Lilian Tsourdi, hosted by the Hellenic Observatory, LSE. Her presentation discussed some … Continue reading

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Feb 25 2019

Increasing the Competitiveness of the Greek Economy: the role of reforms of product market and regulatory institutions

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While recently completing three programs of fiscal consolidation and bailout, to achieve high and sustainable levels of economic growth, Greece needs to restore its competitiveness. One of the main determinants of competitiveness is the quality of the set of rules … Continue reading

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Dec 10 2018

How to make the Greek economy rise again (and debt to fall)

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The Third Program of fiscal consolidation and bailout funding for Greece by European institutions and the IMF has been completed last August, eight years after the debt-crisis first erupted. Despite the jubilant mood adopted by the Greek Government to celebrate … Continue reading

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Nov 8 2018

Moscow-Athens Links: Rhetoric and Tactics

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Greece is ‘the closest collaborator and partner of Russia in Europe’ said the Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis during their meeting on 9 December 2004 in Moscow. The Greek Prime Minister returned the compliment … Continue reading

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Aug 21 2018

Leadership is about character, courage and empathy: Alexis Tsipras has failed on all fronts during the Greek fires

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At least 91 people have been killed in wildfires in Greece, with the Greek government, led by Alexis Tsipras, facing criticism over its handling of the disaster. George Kassimeris argues that the response from Tsipras constituted a failure of political leadership, and … Continue reading

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May 29 2018

The #MeToo Movement and the Greek Silence

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By Katerina Glyniadaki Earlier this month, the verdict of the ‘wolf pack’ case sparked the #MeToo movement to spread across Spain. Both in the streets and on social media platforms, the court decision was met with uproar. According to the supporters … Continue reading

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Apr 23 2018

How to boost Greek exports

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By Peter Sanfey The past year has seen some welcome, and long overdue, good news from Greece. After nearly a decade of deep recession, the economy started growing again in 2017, unemployment is falling and business and consumer confidence are … Continue reading

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Apr 17 2018

Greece’s clean exit: Politics vs economics

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By Lorenzo Codogno There seems to be a strong convergence of interests between the Greek government, the European Commission and Eurozone Member States (and the IMF): they all want a clean exit from the Third Economic Adjustment Programme for Greece. … Continue reading

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