The era of gunships is back – “Europe” opts for suave diplomacy

By |2020-11-16T18:30:13+03:00November 16th, 2020|Online news / Blog, Χωρίς κατηγορία|

The era of gunships is back - “Europe” opts for suave diplomacy by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenia-controlled enclave within Azerbaijan and the theatre of armed conflict for the last weeks before a truce of sorts has been imposed at Russian instigation, is hundreds of miles away from the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean. [...]

Greek public opinion and the US election: other peoples’ troubles or hopes

By |2020-11-09T12:37:17+03:00November 9th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Greek public opinion and the US election: other peoples’ troubles or hopes by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Joe Biden is President-elect, Donald Trump sulks away. Still, the last week – day by day – worked as a test case of how far the politics of far-away nations, little understood in their technicalities, can capture the imagination [...]

Earthquake diplomacy revisited – really?

By |2020-11-02T13:13:02+03:00November 2nd, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Earthquake diplomacy revisited - really? by Antonis D. Papagiannidis A 6.7 (or was 7) Richter scale magnitude earthquake has stricken the southern Aegean region, causing extensive damage at the Greek island of Samos – but with little loss of life; far more lethal was the shock at Izmir and Kusadasi ancient Ephesos) over at the [...]

The Russian Connection

By |2020-10-26T12:20:31+03:00October 26th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

The Russian Connection by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Russian Federation Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov comes visiting Athens, in a move expected to thaw relations between Greece and Russia. Such relations have been quite chilly – or at least placed at the back burner –  ever since, in July 2018 then-Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias sent packing Russian [...]

Words, words, words

By |2020-10-19T11:45:59+03:00October 19th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Words, words, words by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The EU-27 Summit of last week, largely devoted to the avoidance of a no-deal Brexit, was persuaded by Greece (and Cyprus) to take note of the increased disruption caused by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean. Where, notwithstanding the calls of the earlier, October 1/2 Summit for Turkey to [...]

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 [...]

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