Dimitris Rapidis

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On Sunday 9 February, the Swiss people were called to vote upon restrictions on free movement of EU citizens in Switzerland seeking job opportunities. The referendum was intitiated by UDC and was passed by majority (50,4%), therefore turning a new page on EU-Switzerland bilateral relations. Is this a positive or a negative development after all?

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One of the most eloquent diplomats I have ever met, the Swiss Ambassador in Athens Dr. Lorenzo Amberg discuss with me in Dimi’s Lab on Glocal Politics a wide range of issues: from the economic crisis and austerity politics, the Swiss banking system, the migration and religious issues, to the role of Ioannis Kapodistrias in… » read more

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French daily Le Monde issued yesterday the chart of unemployment in the European Union. The facts are extremely disappointing for the entity of the Union, but especially for the peripheries. South Europe scores the highest rates followed by Ireland, two of the three Baltic states (i.e. Latvia and Lithuania), Bulgaria, Hungary, and France. The aggregate… » read more

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