Category Archives: Greek Politics

Jul 22 2019

The 2019 July general elections in Greece

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The 2019 July general elections in Greece The first post-bailout national elections were held in Greece on the 7th of July 2019. Originally scheduled for the Autumn of the same year, the general elections were brought forward following the large … Continue reading

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Jun 3 2019

Make Greece Great Again: Representation, ancestor worship and not paying tax

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The tools commonly used to understand contemporary backlash movements are inadequate when applied to the Assembly of Greeks, a group that appeared in Greece in the 2010s. This short profile of the Assembly highlights the need to approach it as … 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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Nov 6 2017

The Political Economy of Privatisation in Greece after the Economic Crisis

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By Özgün Sarımehmet Duman The recent economic crisis has been a very solid testimony to the interconnectedness of world markets that the US-originated crisis has had an endemic and epidemic reflection throughout the world, the Eurozone having prime eminence due to … Continue reading

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Oct 25 2017

Populism, the state and modernisation in Greece: A historical perspective

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By Angelos Chryssogelos Since the eruption of the Greek crisis in 2010, few concepts have captured the attention of public and academic debates in Greece more than populism. In lay discourse, populism – understood often as irresponsible macroeconomics and demagogy … Continue reading

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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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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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