Dimitris Rapidis

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In the European Council’s “battlefield” Greek PM Alexis Tsipras will be squeezed in the corner. With cooperation between Greece and Turkey on the spotlight, Tsipras has to manage escaping from possible pitfalls, while securing that the preparation of hospots for refugees will not delay further due to lack of funding. Emphasis will be given on… » read more

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Bridging Europe published last Friday the first poll towards snap elections in September 20. It is very early and unsafe to provide a solid assessment, but two things are certain: first, undecided voters will define the final turnout; second, coalition government is the most probable scenario. Syriza Alexis Tsipras is the most popular among Greek… » read more

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All political leaders have a very upleasant habit in common: to refer to patriotism of taxpayers when it comes to increase taxes. The French Minister of Finance Pierre Moscovici in a recent interview with Le Monde has defended the decision of his government to raise the highest level of taxation to 75%. He justified that… » read more

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The recent diplomatic escalation between Turkey and Syria with reference to the fall of a Turkish aircraft hit by Syrian forces seems to be more important than it first looked like. Turkey’s relatively calm post-reaction is what really corresponds to the country’s strategic profile or a meticulously examined case scenario with deeper implications?

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