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) [...]

The negation of Greek particularity

By |2020-09-16T16:47:26+03:00March 23rd, 2020|Online news / Blog|

The negation of Greek particularity by Antonis D. Papagiannidis When the story of the corona-virus pandemic of 2020 will be told (we are living through its first stage, don’t be fooled) we will re-discover aspects of the crisis we are missing in the heat of the fight. Nearing full lock-down in Greece and tracking day-by-day [...]

Of solidarity in the virus days

By |2020-09-16T16:49:18+03:00March 16th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Of solidarity in the virus days by Antonis D. Papagiannidis As information – even more so, images: at such situations the flow of visual data wins the day – over the Covid-19 grows and grows, the notion of solidarity is ever more present in the forefront of public debate. If anything, solidarity would be the [...]

Disappointments

By |2020-09-16T16:51:05+03:00March 9th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Disappointments by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The generous offer of “help” from the Austrian-and-German strong-arm crowd, of fascist/racist/neo-nazi inclinations, to their kin in the Greek border at Evros (and, more dangerously, in the Northern Aegean islands where local vigilantes have been forming nuclei to hunt down refugees and immigrants crossing over from Turkey and to harass [...]

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