Dimitris Rapidis

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Η 25η Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 είναι ημερομηνία-ορόσημο όχι μόνο για το ιρακινό Κουρδιστάν, αλλά συνολικά για τους Κούρδους της Μέσης Ανατολής, είτε αυτοί βρίσκονται σε ιρακινό, τουρκικό, συριακό ή ιρανικό έδαφος.

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Συμπληρώνεται ένας χρόνο από το αποτυχημένο πραξικόπημα ενάντια στην κυβέρνηση ΑΚΡ και τον Πρόεδρο Ερντογάν. Ένας χρόνος στον οποίο η ροπή της χώρας προς την απολυταρχία και την υπερσυγκέντρωση εξουσίας στο πρόσωπο του Προέδρου αφυδάτωσαν σε μεγάλο βαθμό τις συνταγματικές αντιστάσεις του τουρκικού πολιτικού συστήματος διακυβέρνησης.

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In November 17-18 Greek PM Tsipras meets with Turkish PM Davutoglu and the President Erdogan in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. The Greek PM is expected to discuss a number of issues, with the refugee crisis on top of the agenda. Alexis Tsipras’ visit in Turkey comes in a turbulent time… » read more

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#ParisAttacks: The day after

Terrorist attacks in Paris late Saturday November 13 caused an unprecedented shock. Flowers, candles, profile photos, poems and kind words are nice and play a role in communicating the mobilization of the European and world communities and the determination to not be terrorized. But let’s be honest. This does not suffice. It takes coordinated action… » read more

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EU lacks geopolitical strategy

The economic crisis remains a top priority for Eurozone with the current consolidation model generating much more problems than solutions. Greece has been forced to adopt a third bailout deal, but the ruling Syriza party resists towards protecting the most affected ones, while unfolding the deadlock that austerity politics have caused to an increasing number… » read more

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AKP’s outright majority is clearly Erdogan’s personal achievement. HDP crossed the Rubicon and CHP secured front opposition. All that as freedom of speech is violated and situation with the implementation of the rule of law is alarming. Turkey’s long-serving ruler reaffirmed he has the way to take what he wants. Both as PM and President,… » read more

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Greek PM Tsipras was invited last Monday to participate in Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual meeting held under the auspices of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin aiming -mainly- at boosting Russia’s export capacity. The same day, Greece was invited to become the sixth member of BRICS’s New Development Bank (NDB). International and… » read more

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Five days before the official visit of Greek PM Alexis Tsipras to Moscow and the long-awaited meeting with President Putin, European and international media start (again) criticizing the rapprochement between the two countries. The Guardian and Natalie Nougayrede published today a fiercely ironic OpEd, under the alarming title “Tsipras risks to become Putin’s useful idiot”.… » read more

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  Two leading political figures of the Syriza government have gathered the attention of domestic and global media for visiting Moscow and Beijing respectively. Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis and Vice President of the government Yiannis Dragasakis are endeavoring to broaden and deepen bilateral relations with Russia and China in a truly unsteady European geopolitical and economic… » read more

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