Corona pandemic, energy prices and power-play in Eastern Mediterranean

By |2020-09-16T15:42:07+03:00May 11th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Corona pandemic, energy prices and power-play in Eastern Mediterranean by Antonis D. Papagiannidis In an effort to rebuff criticism over a bill brought to (and voted in) Parliament that will allow for (i.a.) hydrocarbon explorations to be undertaken in protected Natura regions of Greece, Energy-and-Environment Minister Kostis Hadjidakis shrugged away objections pointing out that curent [...]

Covid-19: health-policy issues and economic consequences

By |2020-09-24T15:05:40+03:00May 7th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

As the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have reached its peak and lock-downs are being relaxed around the world – especially in Europe that is Greece’s own environment – a bird’s-eye approach to the health-policy issues raised and to the economic consequences is useful for every country. As Greece is going its way, we have secured [...]

Meanwhile, neighbouring Turkey…

By |2020-09-16T15:49:12+03:00May 4th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Meanwhile, neighbouring Turkey… by Antonis D. Papagiannidis May has come for Greece with the rightfully expected normal nice weather, along with back-to-normal (well, some sort of normal…) opening-up of economic and social life, gradually easing lock-down measures and so forth. The tourist season would normally start just right now – but the restrictive measures still [...]

To build consensus in Greece may be a miracle; to keep it standing is quite another business

By |2020-09-16T15:51:08+03:00April 27th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

To build consensus in Greece may be a miracle; to keep it standing is quite another business by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greeks have been quite proud to see their country named in international media among those constituting “corona best practice” at a global level – alongside Denmark, Austria, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Singapore and [...]

Self-gratification can lead to a slippery slope

By |2020-09-16T15:53:17+03:00April 21st, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Self-gratification can lead to a slippery slope by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greece has adopted a demanding policy, Greeks have followed a difficult path in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Early lock-down has not been just legislated, but also largely adhered to by a Mediterranean, less-than-displined population: was it an internalized feeling of threat? Was [...]

When Greece reverts discreetly to normal

By |2020-09-16T16:32:33+03:00April 13th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

When Greece reverts discreetly to normal by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The Covid-19 pandemic has already contributed an interesting collateral gain to regional stability; maybe it even signaled a useful “back to normal” for Greece insofar international/European norms covering the refugee/migration issue is concerned. The spread of the virus menace in Turkey seems to have defused [...]

Covid-19 and the (Greek) media

By |2021-03-19T11:34:03+03:00April 6th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Covid-19 and the (Greek) media by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The Covid-19 pandemic is already bringing to the surface a number of platitudes – such as “the world will never be the same again”, “the Covid-19 pandemic is socialist in essence”, “the very nature of work will change in ways yet difficult to foresee”, “societies are [...]

In the pulse of the pandemic

By |2020-09-16T16:36:53+03:00March 31st, 2020|Online news / Blog|

In the pulse of the pandemic “Oikonomiki Epitheorissi” (Financial Review), the independent magazine that will complete 86 years in July, has recorded over the years events that have cost many lives and caused financial disasters. The unexpected and deadly crisis with the coronavirus pandemic that our entire planet is experiencing nowadays is yet another milestone [...]

A new conditionality for the corona area?

By |2020-09-16T16:40:28+03:00March 30th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

A new conditionality for the corona area? by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Italy and Spain may well be the EU countries most heavily struck by the corona-virus pandemic, with death tolls there taking a nasty turn, with their healthcare systems buckling under the strain; France may be suffering the national ignominy of having to ask for [...]

Vovolini Archives’ donation to the Historical Archives of the Bank of Greece

By |2020-09-16T16:45:26+03:00March 27th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Vovolini Archives' donation to the Historical Archives of the Bank of Greece by Alexandra C. Vovolini In January 2020, the archives of the economic magazine, Industrial Review (Βιομηχανική Επιθεώρησις –“Viomichaniki Epitheorissis”) (1934 – 1990) published by Spyros A. Vovolinis, the archives of his brother Konstantinos A. Vovolinis, as well as the archives of the newspaper Greek Blood (Ελληνικόν Αίμα – “Hellenikon Aema”) (1940-1949) [...]

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