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Why Greece Succeeded as Italy, Spain Failed to Tackle Coronavirus

By Takis Pappas, Political scientist, the University of Helsinki, Finland* When the covid-19 pandemic broke out in Europe, no government had any experience of how...

Populism Alive and Kicking in Greece, Report Says

Greece is among three countries where the support for authoritarian populist parties is strongest, according to the Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index published recently. The Index is...

Rightist Populist Parties on the Rise — With Greece the Leftist Exception

Populist parties in Europe have tripled their parliamentary power in the past 20 years, with most of them leaning to the right with the...

Stournaras Blames Dysfunctional Institutions and Populism for the Crisis

Despite great progress, Greek institutions are lagging behind the rest of Europe, notes the Governor of the Bank of Greece, Yiannis Stournaras. In an interview...

Why Is Greece Suffering? EC VP Dombrovskis Points Finger at Tsipras’ Populism

European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Monday that Greece has had to go through tougher austerity than would otherwise have been required because...

Greek Conservative Leader Stresses Need for the EU to Move Away from Populism

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday stressed the need for Europe to move on to an era of post-populism during...

Brexit’s Town vs. Country

A stunned world is asking how Britain could vote for angry nationalism over pragmatic internationalism. How could the once mighty British Empire be transformed...

The Shameless Populism of Mr. Tsipras and Mr.Trump

A Greek following the Donald Trump campaign would notice that the American Republican presumptive nominee shares much more with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

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