Dimitris Rapidis

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The Greek public sector has been on the center of the cyclone now that austerity politics are aimed to sweep over the remnants of a gigantic and non-prolific bureaucracy. But the way of doing so -i.e. to mind the gap between the width of the public service, the wages, and the efficiency rate- has ended… » read more

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Comment on African Jihadism

The richest, the most beautiful and resourceful continent of the World, Africa, is steadily plunged into a wide area of civil conflict and massacres, with major demand the rise into power for jihadists. The continent that has been for centuries the center of atrocities and expoitation by the European colonialism has never achieved to provide… » read more

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Risalto in Athens

During the last week self-creative, small-scale bomb mechanisms scattered in the residencies of Greek journalists in Athens, bringing in the light fears that terrorism in Greece is re-ignited under the shadow of the police special forces intervention in one of the flag squats of the anarchist community in Athens, called “Villa Amalia”.

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The discussion over the future of Turkey inside the EU has been stalled for years. Any development has been scheduled for the years to come, but with no specific plan nor prediction for the membership bid. Finally, should Turkey be member-state of the EU or not?

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Just five months ago, Morsi was elected President of Egypt after a fierce and long-lasting string of upheavals targeting his predecessor Mubarak. Morsi’s last maneuver to gather additional power in his hands seems really similar to the Egyptians that have not forgotten Mubarak’s authoritarian regime. Do we have a repetition?

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The latest output about poverty in Greece conducted by the Greek Statistic Agency -along with combined data from Eurostat- shows the depth and width of the Greek problem since 2010. It only takes to consider that in 2010 unemployment rates were about 14% whereas two years later there is an increase of 50% reaching now… » read more

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On 22 October 1962 US President JFK announced in a dramatic televised address to the American public that the Soviet Union has placed nuclear missiles in Cuba, and in response the US were establishing a blockade around the island in order to prevent any other offensive weapons from entering Castro’s state. Fifty years later why… » read more

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