When Art Causes Reactions, Bans and Rioting in Greece

One thing we can all agree on is that Greeks generally love controversy. The cancellation of a film premiere about a basketball club triumph...

Greek PM Playing Politics with FYROM Issue

The timing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras brought to the issue of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia name looks suspiciously like it has...

Populism Flies High in Three-Year Anniversary of Syriza-led Gov’t

Left-wing populism has a long history in post-dictatorship Greek democracy, starting with the late Socialist PM Andreas Papandreou, but in the three years of...

When Greeks Rallied Against FYROM Name in 1992

It was 26 years ago and it seems like it was another country. It was Feb. 14, 1992, a time that looks distant and...

Greek Gov’t Tries to Downplay Huge FYROM Name Rally

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Greek government in general had been very uncomfortable since a major rally against the use of the word...

Cyprus Presidential Elections 2018

The election campaign for the Cyprus presidency continues complete with bitter accusations and counter-accusations of the worst kind – the knives are out! Personally,...

What’s In a Name: A Baltic Perspective on the Greece-FYROM Dispute

    By Prof. Vladislav B. Sotirovic* The writer is professor at Mykolas Romeris University’s Institute of Political Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania. The ‘Macedonian Question’ is today actual for...

Opposition Chief Promises to End Vandalism in Greek Universities

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis promised via Twitter that he will put an end to vandalism in Greek universities, if New Democracy wins the...

FYROM Should be Named Paionia as it was 2,500 Years Ago

By Stephen G. Miller* The name of the modern land-locked country north of Greece, with its capital at Skopje, has returned to the news. It...

2018 Cyprus Elections – The Land of Myths

  I have been listening carefully to public interviews and statements from the presidential candidates in Cyprus and I am not convinced that after the...

Banking Union not Enough to Save Eurozone

Greek Finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos tackles the eurozone's banking and financial challenges in an article he contributed to the Financial Times newspaper. The Fin Min...

Greece’s Deputy Education Minister Gives Lessons in Vulgarity

Greece's Deputy Education Minister Kostas Zouraris is known for his controversial and often provocative views. Some times, he even can get downright offensive, and...

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