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 [...]

Threat (and fear) is easy to spread, difficult to manage

By |2020-09-16T16:54:29+03:00March 3rd, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Threat (and fear) is easy to spread, difficult to manage by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The way in which the corona-virus threat is spreading around the globe is impressive indeed. Covid-19 is capturing media time; health professionals supply information or even over-information; eerie images from China are supplanted by one of empty shelves in Italy; the [...]

Fighting against the horror and against resignation on the refugee front

By |2020-09-16T16:56:14+03:00February 24th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Fighting against the horror and against resignation on the refugee front by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The recent horror incident of the extreme-right wing, conspiracy-theory believer in Germany/Hanau (Hessen) who shot at close range on a peaceful crowd and slaughtered 9 people (before killing his own mother and committing suicide) carried a particularly vicious dimension: the [...]

Assurances given, but tensions looming ahead

By |2020-09-16T16:57:54+03:00February 17th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Assurances given, but tensions looming ahead by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Both debt servicers who have been loading up with Greek banks’ NPLs and the systemic banks themselves who still keep dud loans on their books (but are also participating in SVPs established in successive efforts to offload such loans) have been volunteering assurances to the [...]

We live in thoroughly mediatized times

By |2020-09-16T17:00:02+03:00February 12th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

We live in thoroughly mediatized times by Antonis D. Papagiannidis It is quite interesting indeed, to see how everything in Greek public life gets deeply mediatised in this extremely tense period. To start from really serious issues, the ebb-and-flow pattern of tensions over the Greek-Turkish ever-spreading bouquet of disputes is increasingly dictated by the stance [...]

Bicentenary talk

By |2020-09-16T17:01:39+03:00February 3rd, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Bicentenary talk by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Since its very start, year 2020 sees preparations blossom for the celebration for the Bicentenary of the Greek Revolution that started on 1821. While the official, State-mandated “Greece 2021” Committee for the 1821-2021 celebrations – headed by Gianna Angelopoulos of Athens 2004 Games fame and comprising three dozen luminaries [...]

An unpleasant situation

By |2020-09-16T17:03:58+03:00January 20th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

An unpleasant situation by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The January 19 Conference convened under the Berlin Process for Libya has produced little more than an intricate, Committee-laden roadmap to face the Libya civil war. For Greece, the major issue is the fact that it was kept away of the Berlin Conference hosted by the German Government; [...]

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