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After the end of World War II the United States assumed the burden of restructuring Europe from the beginning. At that time, Germany was defeated -if not humiliated in the eyes of the Europeans- and entirely devastated, France was supposed to be the new prominent power in Europe, and the United States could build on… » read more

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French daily Le Monde issued yesterday the chart of unemployment in the European Union. The facts are extremely disappointing for the entity of the Union, but especially for the peripheries. South Europe scores the highest rates followed by Ireland, two of the three Baltic states (i.e. Latvia and Lithuania), Bulgaria, Hungary, and France. The aggregate… » read more

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Then we take Berlin

Europe is not only Germany. It is not only France nor Austria or Finland. Europe is above all the fundamental idea of co-existence, the basis from which any global initiative aiming at creating a federal union has to stem from. Europe is also Greece, Italy, Spain, Cyprus. Therefore the major issue of concern is not… » read more

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Italy is blocked. And it is blocked for a quite long period of time after the national elections did not achieve to provide a clear result over the clear win of a certain political party. It goes without doubt that the deadlock of Italy is foremost a political deadlock of the entire European Union. Relatively,… » read more

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Greece is considered to be the cradle of democracy globally. This great achievement and feeling of being part of this country is destroyed by the way democracy is applied in practice. In these four years of austerity politics we have not really experienced the very meaning of democracy in its great extent. And this observation… » read more

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Israel is considering itself as the only democratic power in Middle East. The state that keeps the credos of the Western civilization and endeavors to secure peace in the region. The Arab threat and the entire risk of military escalation is always present, especially when dealing with the Palestinian issue. A significant support towards peace… » read more

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May and June 2012: Double-round parliamentary elections in Greece, and the far-right party of Golden Dawn receives 7% in nation-wide level. Almost one year later and according to latest polls, Golden Dawn is the only party that achieves to rise its percentage, reaching 12% and turn to be the third political power in Greece. But… » read more

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The big grouping of emerging economies called with the acronym “BRICS” (i.e. Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) is cutting its foreign reserves in euro. The essence of this decision is of paramount importance for the global political and economic balances, even if for the moment the image is not so clear.

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Far away from Europe and its interests, but so close in terms of geopolitical stabilities, North Korea has been steadily presented by the global media as one of the rogue states of the modern world. One of the last shelters of “offensive communism”, North Korea triggers the interest of the political analyst for this special… » read more

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