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Greek Government in Negotiations with the International Creditors
The IMF’s mission chief in Greece Delia Velculescu will participate in Tuesday’s talks in Athens. Finance Tsakalotos, Economy Minister Stathakis and Energy Minister Skourletis will be meeting with the representatives of Greece’s international lenders on Tuesday. Meanwhile, European Commissioner Moscovici said the ESM is currently working to improve Greece’s debt repayment profile
More than 60.000 Refugees and Migrants Stranded in Greece
According to the latest official data, more than 60.000 refugees and migrants are stranded in Greece, often in dire conditions, waiting for the European Union states to act on their commitments
Berlin: Nein to Talks with Greece over Reparations; Nein to Debt Relief before German Elections
Only a day after the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras once again referred to issue of WWII reparations during a press conference in Thessaloniki International Fair, Berlin officially shut down any discussions, as well as debt relief talks ahead of German elections
Moody’s: Reduction of Greek Non Performing Loans “Credit Positive”
The rating agency Moody΄s, often referred to as Moody΄s, in its latest credit outlook said that in conjunction with lower operation costs, it expects Greek banks to return to making profits
Greek City of Trikala Thanks Syrian Refugees for Help
The municipality of Trikala in central Greece issued a statement on Sunday thanking Syrian refugees staying at a nearby camp for their help in disturbing drinking water to dozens of flooded Greek villages
Austria Postpones Presidential Election Re-Run Due to Faulty Postal Ballots
The Austrian election plot thickens. Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka announced on Monday that the re-run of the presidential election scheduled for next month has been delayed after some postal voters came forward with complains of faulty seals on ballot papers
by Costas Efimeros
Has Wikileaks Officially Lost its Moral High-Ground?
Last Wednesday, the American magazine WIRED published an editorial titled "Wikileaks Has Officially Lost the Moral High Ground". The article is almost a compendium of the criticisms that Wikileaks is facing [...]
Post-Coup Turkey “loves us dearly with some exceptions”
One of the more entertaining spectacles to watch in post-coup Turkey is a carefully tailored atmosphere of public unity and warmth hanging over the country. Secularist and conservative media alike exude [...]
Varoufakis Q&A: I Will Publicize Eurogroup Minutes
The former Finance Minister of Greece and head of the DiEm25 movement, Yiannis Varoufakis, answered in a Q&A organized by ThePressProject. The public posed questions to Mr. Varoufakis through Facebook
Saturday, October 22, 2016
The Bernie Sanders Voters
A big challenge in the November presidential election in the United States is where the Bernie Sanders votes will go. Sanders received 13 million votes in the Democratic primaries, just a tad below the 14 million for Trump in the Republican primaries. Keeping the Sanders votes in the Democratic column is a major concern for Hillary Clinton and keeping as many as possible out is a priority for Donald Trump. At the moment, Clinton’s electoral strategies have been far more effective than Trump’s.
French Football Fans, Fear, and a Simple Case for Hope Against ISIS
A particularly spicy cloud of marijuana smoke and a sea of French flags spread with equal ferocity through the air. As pub after jubilant pub emptied into the streets of central Paris, I was pushed along by the roaring crowd into Saint-Michel Square. There, as I watched pressed against [...]
Let΄s Talk About Democracy
by Costas Efimeros
On Saturday afternoon, almost 50.000 Londoners stormed out on the streets shouting "never gonna give EU up" and asking to reverse last week΄s referendum. This demonstration represents half of Britain΄s society which voted against the "Brexit". Even though the civilians practiced [...]
“No Security Gap”: Turkey’s New Era of Normalized Fear
Speaking hours after the terrorist attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport that cost 41 lives and injured 239 others, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said:“It should be known that there is no security gap at either the departures or the arrivals sections of the airport.”
by Costas Efimeros
A meeting with Julian Assange
On Monday, October 20th, I spent a little time with the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange at the Embassy of Ecuador in London. It was an significant and enlightening experience for me. For him, probably not so much...
by Costas Efimeros
Death, solidarity and political games in the Aegean
People usually talk about the weather when they are feeling awkward or when they have nothing else to say. Not all of them though. In the case of the islanders and the members of the solidarity movement the agony over the weather conditions is a daily reality. When the weather gets [...]
ANALYSIS: Varoufakis Vs The Media
There comes a point in any crisis where we have to look at all the players involved and ask who ultimately is responsible, in other words, where does the buck stop? In the case of Greece it’s rather muddled, there are more villains than a Tarantino movie. But it appears that the [...]
The Voice of Europe: Inequality and the Immigrant as a Tourist
As the refugee crisis reaches a new peak, Europe is still trying to find solutions, or in fact the very language to speak the problem. The distiction between refugees and illegal immigrants is reappering with a new urgency.
Podcast: Innequality and the Immigrant as a Tourist
Innequality and the Immigrant as a Tourist, an article by Konstantinos Poulis. Translated and Read by Christos Ntatsios
The Voice of Europe: What we know about North Korea?
After the recent news that N.Korea held an H-Bomb test in the beginning of January, in today΄s Voice Of Europe we are joined by the journalist and analyst Fragiska Megaloudi.Being one of the few westerners to have actually lived in N.Korea, Fragiska gives us a better understanding [...]
The Voice of Europe talks with Theopi Skarlatos, Director of #ThisIsACoup
Theopi Skarlatos answers questions about her documentary, produced by Paul Mason, #ThisIsACoup, witch narrates the period starting with the ascend to power of SYRIZA (the first radical left government in Europe for many years), the dramatic negotiations with the Troika (EU, ECB, IMF) [...]
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.
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΄
Greece repeals abusive health regulation
Human Rights Watch
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced the repeal of the health regulation which allowed the authorities to conduct HIV testing without informed consent in a misguided effort to curb the transmission of infectious diseases.
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