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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|

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 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|
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