Dimitris Rapidis

Italy is the European state having 10 of its cities declaring incapability of payment serving. Span’s 10-year bonds are regularly getting underrated in the market decreasing the credibility of the country’s public finance status. Greece is ready for negotiations with the troika hoping to receive a new deal in order to pay pensions and public… » read more

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Greece is regarded the first victim of the financial and political crisis in terms of racist feelings. The recent elections o June 17th have led to the rise of the racist party called Xrysi Aygi which expresses all aspects and policies against immigrants and race discrimination, promising to bring honesty to the Greek politics and… » read more

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Where is Assad?

As rumours over Assad’s sheltering are increasing, the UN Security Council has been the scene of diplomatic confrontation between Russia -backed by China-and the rest of the Western members over future actions. TwitterFacebook0Linkedin

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Obama’s Shift

As we turn to the forthcoming US elections in autumn 2012, Obama seems to regain its lost ground of support. Four years ago he was invested with unlimited hope not only by his citizens but from the entire globe. TwitterFacebook0Linkedin

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Greece’s Debt Paradox

There is a well-founded “leitmotif” in Greek politics since 1980: when a party governs it tends to address national interest when declaring privatization of public-led institutions. On the other hand, opposition is vaguely talking about depreciating national goods. When terms alter, the latter mimicks the first and the same rthetoric is reproduced vice versa. TwitterFacebook0Linkedin

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It has been already one year we are discussing war and atrocities in Syria led by the Assad regime. The international community still ponders upon measures and actions ahead, but people continue to die. TwitterFacebook0Linkedin

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There is an obvious lack of trust in the European plan, the one that was built under difficult and sometimes unravelling circumstances in the aftermath of World War II. It seems that suddenly some scholars and European citizens realized that European Integration cannot get accomplished and that the European establishment is not as strong and… » read more

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It was one of the fundamental topics of the last two summits in Brussels in an effort to provide a more direct and efficient solution to the recapitlization of banking institutions of overdebted states. But is this a realistic solution for Eurozone in order to address financial instability and pressure from global markets and keep… » read more

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The recent diplomatic escalation between Turkey and Syria with reference to the fall of a Turkish aircraft hit by Syrian forces seems to be more important than it first looked like. Turkey’s relatively calm post-reaction is what really corresponds to the country’s strategic profile or a meticulously examined case scenario with deeper implications? TwitterFacebook0Linkedin

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