Dimitris Rapidis

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In its latest report, the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) recommends that austerity measures in Eurozone should loosen up, adding that member-states should not abandon structural reforms. OECD points out that one the major variables that have deepened recession in Eurozone concerns the constant spending cuts, including those desitned to social welfare.

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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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“Forward” was one of the major slogans of Obama’s presidential campaign. This term is etymologically filled with hope, prosperity, solidarity, and, needless to say, a feeling that “we can win”. Obama has always been a popular icon, with strong communication skills – and to these features he mainly owns his first election.

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Since independence in 1990, Ukraine was suffering from major regime upturns: electoral fraud, corruption, economic instability, the transfer of public property into the hands of loyal oligarchs, censorship, and too much power concentration in the Presidential office. The “Orange Revolution” of 2004 that brought into power Victor Yushchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko was expected to change… » read more

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Immigration flows in the European continent are increasing with incessant rythms. Thousands of people are crossing the seas from Africa and Minor Asia to find their way in the so-called prosperous societies and achieve to ameliorate their lives. The problem is that it has been years now that immigrants cannot finally meet their needs, find… » read more

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Readiness Exercise 84 is a series of executive orders that outlines the continuity of the US government wherein the constitution is suspended. Under this exceptional plan martial law is implemented and the military command take over state and local governments in order to ensure stabilization of the nation at any cost.

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