Looking for resilience in the Agribusiness sector

By |2020-10-12T11:24:47+03:00October 12th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Looking for resilience in the Agribusiness sector by Antonis D. Papagiannidis To hold Roundtables, Conferences and the suchlike under Covid-19 restrictions and limitations is no easy thing; to integrate to the scope of such events the very challenges, the pandemic has posed is even more complicated. So, the Agribusiness Forum held this year by Georoutes [...]

Mike Pompeo, on the steps of George Bush Sr.

By |2020-09-28T11:56:54+03:00September 28th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Mike Pompeo, on the steps of George Bush Sr. by Antonis D. Papagiannidis On June 1991, George Bush Sr., along with his wife Barbara, experienced the Cretan hospitality of then-Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis and his wife Marika (the culinary part of which is saved in her book “Recipes of Love”; lunch consisted of lobster, dough-and-cheese [...]

Who will be believed in case a blame game starts?

By |2020-09-21T11:06:37+03:00September 21st, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Who will be believed in case a blame game starts? by Antonis D. Papagiannidis It was just after Friday prayers – a moment with pious connotations even for an astute political operator – that Turkey’s President Erdogan explained/admitted that the Oruc Reis seismic survey vessel (parading for weeks in the Eastern Mediterranean over Greek continental [...]

“La honte de l’ Europe”/The shame of Europe

By |2020-09-16T12:30:28+03:00September 14th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

“La honte de l’ Europe”/The shame of Europe By Antonis D. Papagiannidis The disaster-waiting-to-happen in the Moria Refugee/Migrant Camp in Lesvos island – “Lesbos, la honte de l’ Europe” according to Jean Ziegler’s book published in 2016 by Editions du Seuil, still looking for a Greek-language publisher – a camp planned as a short term [...]

Troubling milestones

By |2020-09-16T12:32:58+03:00September 7th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Troubling milestones By Antonis D. Papagiannidis Less than three weeks to go until the September 24/25 EU Summit that is to deal with the overall EU-Turkey relationship; that is further to the latest Foreign Affairs Council that discussed Turkish behaviour towards Greece (and Cyprus) and the measures/sanctions put forward were Turkey to stick to its [...]

Waiting for Godot (a.k.a second quarter GDP)

By |2020-09-16T12:35:04+03:00August 31st, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Waiting for Godot (a.k.a second quarter GDP) By Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greece’s embattled Statistical Office that had to get back its own (and the country’s) credibility and reputation following the “Greek Statistics” trauma  of the ten years ago is notoriously hesitant in publishing its data – even in provisional form. In this case, September is [...]

From Bregançon to the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean

By |2020-09-16T12:36:53+03:00August 24th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

From Bregançon to the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean By Antonis D. Papagiannidis There is quite a long way from picturesque Fort de Bregançon, perched on a small island off Bormes-les-Mimosas near Marseilles, official residence of the French Presidents since General de Gaulle (in his waning years), to Athens or Ankara. Yet, it was in [...]

All fronts open

By |2020-09-16T12:39:42+03:00August 17th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

All fronts open By Antonis D. Papagiannidis Starting today, just past mid-August, the European Commission fresh-from-the-oven Recovery and Resilience Task Force that will allow for the preparation and implementation of the Next Generation EU programmes is supposed to be on foot and ready to go. Coming on the step of the EU Summit, July17th/21st  decision [...]

Rough waters, once more

By |2020-09-16T12:44:50+03:00August 8th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Rough waters, once more by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Two months after Greece and Italy had signed an agreement for the establishment-and- delimitation of their respective EEZs (superposed on the pre-existant one over their continental shelves, dating back to 1977/78), Athens succeeded in signing an agreement with Cairo for a – partial – maritime zones delimitation [...]

No news in August? Try again!

By |2020-09-16T12:47:18+03:00August 3rd, 2020|Online news / Blog|

No news in August? Try again! by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Summer months are supposed to last longer, to allow for an ebb in public life tensions. After all, Americans and the British are known to speak of the silly season, while the quote of Umberto Eco goes:” there is no news in August”. August 2020 [...]

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