Dimitris Rapidis

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The unusual German Elections

The electoral debate in Germany is overly developed around the Greek issue and the fate of Greece inside or outside Eurozone, the consolidation program, the possible haircut or the additional aid program and a new Memorandum of Agreement with the troika. I am really surprised by the fact that German candidates are so into the… » read more

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Mr. Nikos Chountis is one of the oldest and most ardent members of the Left in Greece, currently serving as Deputy of SYRIZA-EKM in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He kindly discussed with us the crisis in Eurozone, the future of the EMU, the deadlock of austerity politics, the European Elections of 2014, as well… » 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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The withdrawal of the United Kindgom from the European Union and its institutions has stirred up the public discussion lately. The Davos Summit as well as the previous declared intention from UK PM David Cameron to pool Britain outside the EU by launching a referendum until 2017 express the determined spirit of the Tory to… » 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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