Dimitris Rapidis

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Two years now Greece is doing nothing more than increasing its debt, its recession, its unemployment rates, its poverty, and the desperate feelings of a society that has nothing to hope for other than gathering in the streets for at least once a week in order to protest with no effective outcome. Is this ever… » read more

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Immigration flows in the European continent are increasing with incessant rythms. Thousands of people are crossing the seas from Africa and Minor Asia to find their way in the so-called prosperous societies and achieve to ameliorate their lives. The problem is that it has been years now that immigrants cannot finally meet their needs, find… » read more

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The public budget plan of Portugal for 2013 was presented by Minister V. Gaspar a couple of days ago. The government is insisting on tough austerity measures, including a further rise of fiscal measures. Overall, the new measures correspond to 3,2 % of the GDP, which is in fact interpreted in the cut of two… » read more

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This Tuesday (09.10.12) Chancellor Merkel is making her first visit in the capital of Greece, Athens. It has been a long time ago since the last German Chancellor visited Greece in the context of the traditional exchange visits between the leaders of the EU member-states. But after all, why is Merkel visiting Athens one day… » read more

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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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Amongst other hot topics pertaining the debate over the future of Eurozone, there is one rarely mentioned in the media analyses: Does the current conditions in Eurozone gradually instill a strong generational conflict between older and young people that desire to take up the train of advancement?

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Greece is regarded the first victim of the financial and political crisis in terms of racist feelings. The recent elections o June 17th have led to the rise of the racist party called Xrysi Aygi which expresses all aspects and policies against immigrants and race discrimination, promising to bring honesty to the Greek politics and… » read more

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I am not sure if we ever knew what was the real and profound meaning of success. It is more a soci0-economic norm that got established even before the formation of science. It is something that was mere and pure in the beginning of humanity but got unexpectedly complex and superficial since economics and money… » read more

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