Dimitris Rapidis

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  The most tricky information you can easily receive these days comes from opinion polls. With reference to the outcome of the referendum in Greece, most polls have presented hilariously divergent results. For someone that is used and experienced in interpreting pollsters, two things are certain: one, pollsters usually shape opinion rather than presenting a… » read more

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It is a common belief in sciences, politics and economics, and definitely in decision-making, that when you do not know where you head on, the most possible outcome is that you will take the worse decision. This is the way austerity politics are paving, and especially, this is the way the European Union has chosen… » read more

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There is an obvious lack of trust in the European plan, the one that was built under difficult and sometimes unravelling circumstances in the aftermath of World War II. It seems that suddenly some scholars and European citizens realized that European Integration cannot get accomplished and that the European establishment is not as strong and… » read more

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It was one of the fundamental topics of the last two summits in Brussels in an effort to provide a more direct and efficient solution to the recapitlization of banking institutions of overdebted states. But is this a realistic solution for Eurozone in order to address financial instability and pressure from global markets and keep… » read more

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The recent statement of Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico that his country “is losing patience” paying overdebted Eurozone member-states is something that stirs up pondering. It is not only Slovakia that questions bail-out plans and its contribution to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), but a number of medium-size or small-size countries that retrieve commitments… » read more

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