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Staples More Expensive Despite Deflation

Greek households continue to pay more for staples despite deflation, according to a survey conducted by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). Despite efforts made...

Is SYRIZA the New PASOK?

In October 1981, a major transformation occurred in Greek politics. It was the first time in Greece's history that a socialist party won the elections and...

Greece’s 2015 Budget: Too Good to Be True?

A few years ago, the Greek Tourism Organization launched a campaign dubbed "Live Your Myth in Greece." It was good, catchy, and it worked....

Vote of Confidence Buys Valuable Time for Shaky Greek Government

It is nothing but ironic that the once-mighty conservative New Democracy party celebrated its 40th anniversary amidst a whirlwind of public disaffection, internal arguments,...

The State Sheds Crocodile Tears over Victim of Hooliganism

One can never cease to marvel at the ways Greek politicians choose to handle difficult situations. The recent case of Kostas Katsoulis – a fan so...

Is Samaras Resorting to ‘Bank Run’ Threats?

New Democracy MP Adonis Georgiadis is known for his eccentric, occasionally provocative statements. Since his days as the Greek Minister of Shipping, Georgiadis has made...

Samaras is the “Good Student” at Meeting with Merkel

When I was in high school, I had a math teacher who responded the same way every time my father inquired about my progress: He would...

Football Violence in Greece is Alive and Well

Greek politicians are like the legendary Greek lovers of the 70s and 80s: they will promise the sun and the moon, only to satisfy...

NERIT Resignations Suggest Press Manipulation

The resignation of public employees in Greece is as common as a hailstorm in July, but it seems that those working for NERIT --...

PASOK is not Dead. Look, Look, it’s Moving!

On September 3, the once mighty PASOK, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, celebrated 40 years of existence. But instead of blowing candles, its leader would...

Amphipolis Tomb: All Circus, No Bread at Greece’s Newly Found “Archaeological Disneyland”

It was Christmas of 1977 when Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos announced the discovery of the royal tomb of King Philip of Macedonia and father...

The Story of the Real Greek Lover Ends in Murder

Elias Fanouris was a legendary figure of a long-gone era. He was the epitome of ''kamaki,'' the Greek lover who used to seduce foreign...

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