My Dad Was a CIA Spy in Greece — But Not a Thug

by Leslie Absher When I was just a baby, my father was sent to Greece for his first field assignment with the CIA. It was...

Political Scandals in Greece Overshadow Significance of European Parliament Elections

Greece is almost one month away from the crucial European Parliament elections of 2019, yet both the government and opposition have turned the political...

Constant Meddling in University Admissions Undermines Education in Greece

The Greek university entry exams system has been an issue that torments students and parents for decades. In the past thirty years there have...

Novartis Case: The “Biggest Scandal in Modern Greece” or a Political Conspiracy?

The trade name Novartis has featured in Greek newspaper headlines for over a year now, almost as often as the controversial term "Macedonia." The story...

Geostrategic Powerplay Hinders Massive Chinese Investment in Greece

The decision recently taken by Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) to declare a large part of Piraeus a site of archaeological interest is putting...

Eldorado Gold Chief Says Elections a Catalyst for Investment in Greece

Eldorado Gold President and CEO George Burns said this week that the upcoming general elections in Greece will be the catalyst for the mining...

Greece the Only Western Country Which Bans Private Universities

The issue of the establishment of private universities in Greece is on the hotseat now that discussion on related constitutional amendments is taking place...

Spending Galore: Government Continues Tradition that Bankrupted Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has unleashed a barrage of promises to voters very much like those that brought him to power in 2015. With...

Crete’s Minoan Treasures Are Still in UNESCO Limbo

By Phil Butler* It has been called “Europe’s oldest city.” The Palace at Knossos on Crete was the center of European culture from before 2800...

Gains and Losses for Greece After the Birth of North Macedonia

The Greek and FYROM flags in front of Lake Prespa. File photo As of Monday, February 10, the little Balkan country north of Greece is...

Greek Politics in Turmoil After Prespa Agreement

When Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras managed to push the Prespa Agreement through the House by "borrowing" lawmakers from other parties, the repercussions end...

The 2019 EU Parliamentary Elections and the Rising Tide of Nationalism

By Andreas C Chrysafis The campaigns for the next elections for the European Parliament, scheduled for May 23-26, 2019, have already begun in earnest. A...

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