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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|

Of solidarity in the virus days

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 central tool to get through such difficult days. But … is it after all? A first glitch occurred when it became known that Germany, invoking [...]

March 16th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Disappointments

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 NGOs) may after all come to a disappointing end. Disappointing to this kind of crowd. In a seemingly abrupt about-face, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan [...]

March 9th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

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

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 World Health Organisation has been steadily raising the risk assessment for Covid-19 spread (and impact) to currently “very high”. Even in a country like Greece, [...]

March 3rd, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Fighting against the horror and against resignation on the refugee front

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 perpetrator “explained” that his action was the only remedy to a situation, where the immigrants targeted (5 of them of Turkish descent, with German nationality) [...]

February 24th, 2020|Online news / Blog|
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