Double jeopardy, twice

By |2020-09-16T12:52:16+03:00July 20th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Double jeopardy, twice by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The “Generation Next” EU Summit, spread all over the last weekend and still underway on Monday, was quite a trial for Greece. Along with the Southeners of Europe - Italy, Spain, Portugal but also France - who laboured under the strain of the Covid-19 epidemic and its heavy [...]

Once COVID-19 is beaten, let’s mobilize our efforts

By |2020-09-24T15:02:54+03:00July 20th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

By Christos Cabolis, Chief Economist at the IMD World Competitiveness Center and Salvatore Cantale, Professor of Finance at the Institute for Management and Development (IMD) In comparing coronavirus to war times, hold onto the idea of the collaboration and progress to come The most devastating war in terms of casualties was WWII, with some official estimates [...]

Is the endgame of Greek-Turkish relations underway?

By |2020-09-16T12:56:57+03:00July 13th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Is the endgame of Greek-Turkish relations underway? by Antonis D. Papagiannidis A long-awaited decision of Turkey’s Supreme administrative Court annulled the (1934) Mustapha Kemal edict making a museum of the Hagia Sophia 6th century Byzantine cathedral, that had been converted to a mosque following the (1453) Ottoman conquest of Constantinople: a deeply symbolic move of [...]

Tourism in Greece: current challenges

By |2020-09-24T15:03:57+03:00July 7th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

26th economia Student Contest: Tourism-Destination Greece 1st Prize |  Individual Essay Tourism in Greece: current challenges Ioannis Melandinos   1.     Introduction Greece welcomed more than 33 million tourists in 2018, triple its population. Tourism represented 11,7% of Greece’s GDP in 2018 while it accounted for more than 16,7% of the total employment. Greece tourism proved [...]

An overall reset of EU-Turkish relations with Greece in the immediate background?

By |2020-09-16T12:58:49+03:00July 6th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

An overall reset of EU-Turkish relations with Greece in the immediate background? by Antonis D. Papagiannidis A little while ago, a matter of weeks – things go fast in this part of the world… – Dora Bakogianni, an old hand in the tumultuous foreign-affairs side of Greek politics, quipped that the only way for Greek-Turkish [...]

The Mitsotakis/Erdogan phone call and beyond

By |2020-09-16T13:00:40+03:00June 29th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

The Mitsotakis/Erdogan phone call and beyond by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Some months ago, when Greece – with the (largely symbolic) help of its European partners – was successful in holding back a wave of refugees and migrants trying to cross its borders from Turkey so as to access “Europe”, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fumed [...]

Faster tempo

By |2020-09-16T13:54:58+03:00June 22nd, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Faster tempo by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The tempo of change is getting faster and faster - in more than one fields. This makes it increasingly difficult for public opinion to adapt; but also for the political system - the supposed driving force - to keep up with expectations. In the circle of Greek public life, [...]

Of Europe, the US, Turkey. Irini and eye-openers

By |2020-09-16T13:56:56+03:00June 15th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Of Europe, the US, Turkey. Irini and eye-openers by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The bit of information – it started as a leak, it soon morphed into news – that the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would join in the (videoconference) deliberations of the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Monday is the very first step [...]

Christoforos Pissaridis at the Delphi Economic Forum – upd

By |2020-09-16T14:01:15+03:00June 11th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Christoforos Pissaridis at the Delphi Economic Forum - upd by Antonis D. Papagiannidis In this year’s DEF, economia has had the pleasure to present to the diverse audience of the Forum – conducting in a digital environment, due to the Covid pandemic – LSE Professor and 2010 Nobel laureate Christoforos Pissaridis, who accepted to broach [...]

The “Restart Tourism” controversy

By |2020-09-16T15:29:55+03:00June 9th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

The “Restart Tourism” controversy by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greece being what it is, we Greeks being who we are, the «Restart Tourism» national promotional campaign for the post-coronavirus era was expected to become a matter of contention. Inevitably. The summer of 2020, however successful the policies implemented to contain the onslaught of the virus in [...]

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