Dimitris Rapidis

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It is to my great surprise that until now there is nothing to discuss on the forthcoming European Elections on May. Probably it is early to deal with, but the only information we have concerns the possible candidacies for the head of the European Commission. I firmly believe that the debate over the issues of… » read more

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The tragedy of October 3rd when 350 refugees from Eritrea carried by a shipwreck were chocked near Lampedusa in Sicily literally shocked the European Union. The President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso upon his visit in the area declared his “shock” in front of the coffins with the dead children. The media did… » read more

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For the first time since last elections on May and June 2012, Mr. Alexis Tsipras can look forward to addressing the Greek electorate with more relish than dread. His party does love him and its members, despite still being relatively mingled between populism and constructive rhetoric, have not forgotten his strive for accommodating all concerns… » read more

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  Greek pollster GPO published on daily Kathimerini on 13.10.13 a very interesting opinion poll regarding the position and appeal of Golden Dawn in the Greek society, especially after the latest developments with the sentence of the party’s general secretary and one more MPs. The study is stunning as it is concluded that Golden Dawn… » read more

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President’s Barroso annual speech over the current situation of the European Union, the so-called State of the Union, offered nothing new in the debate over the future of the Union. No fresh ideas, no concerns over austerity politics, no realism in the analysis, but above all no self-criticism over the management of overdebtedness and economic… » read more

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Cyprus comes to take the lion’s share in the process of fiercely undermining austerity politics in Eurozone. After Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, Cyprus seems to shake and unveil the deep heterogeneity inside the single monetary union. There are many questions with pending answers that our interest should be focused on.

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Pour JC Junker la position de la Grèce aux seins de l’Eurozone est étroitement liée avec l’établissement politique européen. Pour lui, ce n’était jamais une question économique, mais plutôt politique et culturelle. C’est pour ça que lors de sa dernière présence publique devant la Comité Economique du Parlement Européen il n’a pas du tout dissimulé… » 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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