Dimitris Rapidis

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Where are we going Europe?

It is more than obvious that the European Union is experiencing a huge identity crisis. These two years of austerity politics have signified the end of a big circle that started with the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 and the establishment of the three pillars of the European establishment. It is unfortunate, but this circle is… » read more

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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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The European Union enlargement process of 2004 and 2007 was considered by many as a big achievement of the Union. And that because behind the idea of enlargement was lying the argument that the more the countries inside the EU, the more global the achievement would be and the greater the role of Europe as… » 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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