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To build consensus in Greece may be a miracle; to keep it standing is quite another business

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 Israel (the last two are not necessarily the nicest company: their stringent policing measures do not exactly fit European fundamental rights standards). Policies implemented in [...]

April 27th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Self-gratification can lead to a slippery slope

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 it acceptance of science-based public policy? The end result was successful containment of the virus as well as dodging of the worst risks an overloaded [...]

April 21st, 2020|Online news / Blog|

When Greece reverts discreetly to normal

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 the bomb that had been planted in the border area of Evros, when – in February and early March – helpless people in their hundreds [...]

April 13th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Covid-19 and the (Greek) media

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 already accepting willingly invasions of privacy and/or disregard of fundamental rights considered unthinkable”. One more such platitude has to do with the role of the [...]

April 6th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

In the pulse of the pandemic

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 in History. Whenever something like this happens, despair overwhelms the world. Then, always, the world moves forward. The responsibility of dealing with the situation is [...]

March 31st, 2020|Online news / Blog|

A new conditionality for the corona area?

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 neighbouring countries (most unpleasantly: for Germany) to accept French nationals at their own ICUs – but Greece risks being singled out in the ongoing EU/European [...]

March 30th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Vovolini Archives’ donation to the Historical Archives of the Bank of Greece

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) have been donated to the Historical Archives of the Bank of Greece by their heir Alexandra K. Vovolini (Publisher and Director of Kerkyra Publications S.A. – Economia Publishing). [Press [...]

March 27th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

The negation of Greek particularity

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 the measures taken by the Government - the persuasion campaign undertaken to ensure that “Stay at home!” becomes more than a slogan and the prevailing [...]

March 23rd, 2020|Online news / Blog|
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