Dimitris Rapidis

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. TwitterFacebook0Google+0Linkedin

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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. TwitterFacebook0Google+0Linkedin

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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? TwitterFacebook0Google+0Linkedin

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I am not sure if we ever knew what was the real and profound meaning of success. It is more a soci0-economic norm that got established even before the formation of science. It is something that was mere and pure in the beginning of humanity but got unexpectedly complex and superficial since economics and money… » read more

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Fixit

Along with the term Grexit there is another one need to be mentioned. It is the one referring to Finland and its declared expression to exit Eurozone. In the midst of unveiling facts, conflicting policies and negotiations it is without doubt that the general atmosphere inside the Eurozone is quite dizzy. It is quite hard… » read more

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The recent statement of Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico that his country “is losing patience” paying overdebted Eurozone member-states is something that stirs up pondering. It is not only Slovakia that questions bail-out plans and its contribution to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), but a number of medium-size or small-size countries that retrieve commitments… » read more

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