Brussels Welcome the Proposal for a NATO Intervention in the Aegean

On Tuesday, the European Commission hailed the proposal which was commonly submitted by Germany and Turkey regarding the participation of NATO forces in the Aegean in a effort to control the migrant influx. The coalition has responded that it will seriously consider the migrant issue. In the morning, the Greek Prime Minister and the German Chancellor have had a telephone communication concerning this very subject.

Dark Clouds Gather

The week has not started with positive omens for the SYRIZA government. While the Prime Minister is visiting [...]

When The Guardian Ignores the Code of Conduct

by Costas Efimeros
In the past hours the case of Julian Assange has taken a new turn in Great Britain after a UN panel decided that his stay at the Equadorian Embassy is an "arbitrary detention". This is due to the fact that the British authorities will not grant him a free pass to the airport in order to travel to Ecuador

Regling: The Europeans Have Not Spent a Single Cent In Rescue Programs

The head of the ESM, Klaus Regling stated that the fund is not "...using the ESM΄s 80bn euro funds" while he clarified that the European taxpayers have never given one cent towards [...]

Negotiations Over First Evaluation Begin

The first meeting between the Greek FinMin and the representatives of the four institutions (formerly known as the Troika), is set to begin today at 17:00. The main points of the negotiation [...]

The Quartet Returns to Evaluate

The heads of the quartet (formerly known as Troika) are expected in Athens in the following days -most likely within the weekend. The European commissioner for economic affairs, Pierre [...]

Greece Faces Ultimatum Threatening Schengen Exclusion

Today the commission saw a pre-plan regarding the evaluation of Greece within the Schengen treaty. The report notes that Greece shows heavy shortcomings [...]

Tsakalotos: It is society, stupid!

The Greek FinMin referred to what has been discussed between Greece and its΄ creditors while also indirectly answering to his German colleague; "It is society, stupid"

VoE: Yanis Varoufakis on the need for the democratization of Europe

Former Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis talks to us about the need for the democratisation of Europe and gives us a sneek preview of his future political plans.

Die Welt: A Grexit is Still a Possibility

Just a day after the second prior actions bill got voted in by the Greek parliament, the German newspaper Die Welt published an article claiming that "the real challenges have yet to [...]

Time is up for red loans

Talks between the Greek government and creditors regarding bad loans, are almost over and tonight, Friday night, they are expected to make [...]
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Refugee crisis: Another summit, another action plan
On Sunday, European leaders met for yet another summit on the refugee crisis, which shows no signs of abating as winter draws in, and agreed to yet another action plan. This time the focus was on the Western Balkans, which remains the major corridor for migrants and refugees heading for destinations in northern Europe after they travel through Greece.
Refugee crisis: Another summit, another action plan
The Guardian
Turkey is in shock – but many will have seen this attack coming
As Turkey comes to terms with the worst terrorist outrage in its history, the dealings of Tayyip Erdoğan’s government will come under scrutiny
Turkey is in shock – but many will have seen this attack coming
The Hidden Side of Sanctions Against North Korea
The economy of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has suffered through decades of international sanctions -that were intensified after the two nuclear tests of 2006 and 2009-and the imposition of extended controls over its economy and trade by the UN Security Council (UNSC).
The Hidden Side of Sanctions Against North Korea
The Guardian
The lenders are the real winners in Greece – Alexis Tsipras has been set up to fail
The Greek leader won on three promises the troika will make it hard for him to keep
The lenders are the real winners in Greece – Alexis Tsipras has been set up to fail
Foreign Policy in Focus
How Greece’s Creditors Trounced Syriza
When Syriza’s leadership failed to seriously plan for a Eurozone exit, they let Europe’s central bank turn the screws.
How Greece’s Creditors Trounced Syriza
The New York Times
Europe Lacks Strategy to Tackle Crisis, but Migrants March On
BUDAPEST — Europe’s failure to fashion even the beginnings of a unified solution to the migrant crisis is intensifying confusion and desperation all along the multicontinent trail and breeding animosity among nations extending back to the Middle East.
Europe Lacks Strategy to Tackle Crisis, but Migrants March On
Response, or opportunism?
Several major humanitarian agencies have announced plans to expand, launch and upscale operations in response to the European refugee crisis in the past week. Faced with European governments apparently unable to cope with the influx, aid agencies say their services are needed.
Response, or opportunism?
Der Spiegel
΄I Feel like I Am Dead΄: Alan Kurdi΄s Father Tells His Story
The photograph of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian refugee who perished on his way from Turkey to Greece, sent shockwaves around the world. Now his father Abdullah describes his ordeal.
΄I Feel like I Am Dead΄: Alan Kurdi΄s Father Tells His Story
Big Stories

With a NO we are not bidding farewell to Europe

Dear fellow citizens of Europe,

The discussion about what the Greeks should do in this referendum has reached such a level of tension that it has become very difficult for [...]

Crisis-ridden Greece hit by tax avoidance through the Netherlands

Athens, 30 March 2015 – A new report by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) reveals that while Greece endures harsh austerity measures imposed by the European [...]

What did Varoufakis sign - The story behind the scenes

During the past few hours, the case of the four-month extension of the loan agreement has rekindled. Dora Bakogianni, a prominent MP of New Democracy, asked when the Members of the [...]
Ioanna Meitani

Why Golden Dawn΄s trial concerns us all

The upcoming trial of Golden Dawn members is a matter for the whole of society, because the outcome will affect us all.
AK Malaboca

Greek activists welcome much needed breathing space

Many Greeks have low expectations of SYRIZA, but with the coalition in power a space has opened up that allows for the creation of an alternative economy.

Chantal Mouffe: ΄The crisis of representative democracy and the need for a left-wing populism΄

Straight Out Of Camera
Tsipras, Iran - Day 1
Andrea Bonetti / PM Handout / SOOC
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