Greece: Time for Some Forgiveness

By Professor Dimitri Gonis A taxi ride through the Peloponnese is an eye opening experience. It's about 300 kilometres and a three hour drive from...

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...

Endless Lines at Knossos Palace, Only One Ticket Stand (video)

A lot of patience and strong nerves are the two things - other than a hat and a bottle of water (large) - that...

The Historical Memory of Constantinople, 567 Years After the Fall

Michael Goodyear* May 29, 1453: the final Ottoman assault on Constantinople succeeds. Ottoman cannon fire had battered the great Theodosian Walls of the city. The...

Greece’s Conservative Party Faces Serious Leadership Problem

New Democracy, Greece's conservative party, is facing a serious leadership problem after the third electoral defeat in a row, counting the European Parliament and...

Greece: Deal with Creditors or Face Disaster, Bankruptcy and the New Drachma

Within a few weeks, Greece will not be able to pay salaries, pensions and loan obligations to the International Monetary Fund and other lenders, unless a bailout deal is reached.

Death of Democracy in Turkey

Sunday’s questionable referendum results in Turkey, offers Erdogan the opportunity to declare himself the ultimate Sultan of Turkey. When that happens it will be...

Death of Democracy

After last week’s referendum euphoria, authorizing the Tsipras administration to negotiate with creditors on the premise not to accept additional Memoranda, I felt proud to be...

BREXIT; The Great UK Dilemma

When democracy functions well in a civilized society… and where the people respect the rights and opinion of others, it can never go wrong....

10 Phrases That Only Greeks Will Understand (video)

Every language has its own peculiarities and sometimes many phrases may sound weird to someone who is not a native speaker. The Greek language is, of...

Lifestyles of the Rich & Marxist: Varoufakis Style

If Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis were an investment banker, say from Deustche Bank or HSBC, or even Chancellor of the Exchequer, Twitter would...

2017: The Year More Greeks Lost their Dignity

One of the (vague) election pledges of Alexis Tsipras was that his administration would restore the lost dignity of Greeks. That was also one...

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