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After the meeting between troika and the Greek coalition government on Thursday 27th of September, the new measures are now being elaborated as they have to be passed by the Greek Parliament in a couple of weeks and start being implemented in the months -and years- to come. Let us have a look.

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In the recent two-round national elections on May and June 2012, the Greek electorate was definitely puzzled. The conservatives of New Democracy and the leftists of SYRIZA were almost head-to-head with respect to forming a government. With slight advantage, New Democracy won the elections and achieved to form a coalition government along with PASOK and… » read more

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Coming to the midterm evaluation of the European Commission 2010-2014, there are things that have been done, but mainly there are many that have not been done and require special attention by the Committee. Taking into consideration the deep financial recession and the subsequent debt crisis in Eurozone, I personally believe that the Commission should… » read more

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Mocking Islam: Why doing so?

The anti-Islam video being allegedly shot in the US and called “The Innocence of Muslims” stirred up a turmoil in the Muslim world a week ago. Now the French weekly Charlie Hebdo came to offer one more blast by publishing a series of cartoons ironically depicting Prophet Muhammad. Meanwhile the French Presidency came quickly to… » read more

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Cyprus, 38 years later

The Committe of the Missing People is set in front of the biggest mass grave in the Turkish-occupied territory of Cyprus, according to information provided by the Cypriot daily Liberal. The first bone remnants have started to be collected being attributed to killed and captured Greek-Cypriot soldiers that had been trapped when the defensive frontline… » read more

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Imagine Honduras

Imagine a city outside the state, without politicians and with the lowest taxes. A city which would have its own rules, its own justice corps, its own economy and police, its own bilateral and diplomatic relationships with states of the world. A city which would not be autonomous or independent, but private, being built from… » read more

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The plan of the Director of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi for the haulting of spread speculations concerning the overdebted states of the South Europe (i.e. Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal) has stirred up discussion, with Bundesbank leading the “opposition” front against him.

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Wolfgang Schäuble is one of the most recognized figures of the European Union, a tough player in the field of Eurozone finance and the right hand of Chacellor Merkel in every meeting with economic scent. It is widely considered as stubborn, a kind of old-fashioned Christian-Democrat that follows the path of Helmut Kohl in terms… » read more

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