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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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Italy is blocked. And it is blocked for a quite long period of time after the national elections did not achieve to provide a clear result over the clear win of a certain political party. It goes without doubt that the deadlock of Italy is foremost a political deadlock of the entire European Union. Relatively,… » read more

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Greece is considered to be the cradle of democracy globally. This great achievement and feeling of being part of this country is destroyed by the way democracy is applied in practice. In these four years of austerity politics we have not really experienced the very meaning of democracy in its great extent. And this observation… » read more

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On Monday March,12 the Greek PM Mr. Samaras had official meeting with the Vice President of Gazprom, Mr. Alexei Miller, with major issue the firm expression of the company for the participation in the contest for the privatization of the Greek Natural Gas Company. The contest runs until April, 12 and there are growing expectations… » read more

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The local services of the Public Insurance System of Greece -known as IKA– have been suffocated during the last weeks by thousands of people waiting for hours in the queues in order to submit their complaints, mostly for payment delays and renewals of health booklets. Old people, but also youngsters and middle-aged employees or unemployed… » read more

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One year ago, when the German Minister of Finance Mr. Philipp Rösler visited Athens along with a group of entrepreneurs from his homeland there was hope and positive signs for investments in photovoltaic parks that would stoke Europe with solar energy, as well as for other less or more impressive investment plans. Similar were the… » read more

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On September, 19 the French President François Hollande paid a visit in Athens, Greece, and had protocol discussions with the troika of coalition government and the President of the Republic Mr. Karolos Papoulias. Accidentally, this day the mass media were on strike and unfortunately the only coverage made was by the public television, where the… » read more

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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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