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Mar 1 2017

Religious Pluralism and Education in Greece

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By Effie Fokas and Margarita Markoviti In 2005, in Folgero v. Norway, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) set precedence highly relevant to the Greek context of religious education (RE):  ‘it does not appear that the respondent State [Norway] … Continue reading

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Jan 31 2017

Greek-Turkish relations and the perceptions of their elites

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By Dimitris Triantaphyllou An interesting study that I recently conducted (completed in mid-December 2016) with funding from my university has revealed much about how Turkish elites view Turkish Foreign Policy and Greek-Turkish Relations. This study was conducted in the form … Continue reading

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Jan 24 2017

Changing the policy agenda? The impact of the Golden Dawn on Greek party politics

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By Daphne Halikiopoulou, Kyriaki Nanou and Sofia Vasilopoulou What has been the impact of the Golden Dawn on Greek party politics? From the margins of the political system during the metapolitefsi era, the party experienced an electoral breakthrough in 2012 … Continue reading

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Jan 6 2017

Economic growth for Greece’s trade partners and Greek export growth

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By Theodore Panagiotidis and Konstantinos Chisiridis This note investigates two issues: First, to identify the most important trade partners of Greece over the last twenty years and how their relative significance has evolved. Second, to examine how sensitive is the … Continue reading

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Dec 9 2016

Gender and the Greek crisis: towards a risk assessment

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By Antigone Lyberaki and Platon Tinios The Greek crisis is uniquely long and deep; while it is unfolding, secular trends in ageing, technology and globalization are changing the ways people work and how economics shapes attitudes. Add to this that … Continue reading

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Dec 6 2016

Brain drain and the Greek crisis

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By Lois Labrianidis and Manolis Pratsinakis In the context of the debt crisis, recession, austerity and their socio-political consequences, Greece is experiencing a new major wave of out-migration. Emigration has become a survival strategy for many people who are finding … Continue reading

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Dec 1 2016

The Greek crisis: An autopsy

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By Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Thomas Philippon, Dimitri Vayanos The Greek crisis is one of the worst in history, even in the context of recorded ‘trifecta’ crises – the combination of a sudden stop with output collapse, a sovereign debt crisis, and … Continue reading

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Oct 13 2016

The Political Economy of NPLs resolution: Ownership and conditionality

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By Eleni Panagiotarea Greece’s non-performing exposure ratio is the second highest in Europe, largely linked to the unprecedented contraction of domestic economic activity in recent years. Causality is known to go both ways, with persistently high non-performing loans (NPLs) constituting … Continue reading

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Jun 14 2016

The ECB grants debt relief to all Eurozone nations except Greece

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By Paul De Grauwe Greece may be about to get some debt relief, although there is still resistance to the idea. This column argues that the ECB has been providing other Eurozone countries with debt relief since early 2015 through … Continue reading

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Apr 11 2016

The Hellenic Observatory at LSE celebrates its 20th anniversary

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By Kevin Featherstone The Hellenic Observatory, located in LSE’s European Institute, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016. Kevin Featherstone looks back at its story so far. In the mid-1990s, a campaign was launched to establish a Chair on Contemporary Greece that was … Continue reading

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