Economia Blog

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

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

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 06/07/2020 0
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 sid...
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The Mitsotakis/Erdogan phone call and beyond

The Mitsotakis/Erdogan phone call and beyond

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 29/06/2020 0
Some months ago, when Greece – with the (largely symbolic) help of its European partners – was successful in holding back a wave of refugees and migra...
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Faster tempo

Faster tempo

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 22/06/2020 0
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...
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Of Europe, the US, Turkey. Irini and eye-openers

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

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 15/06/2020 0
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 (videoconferen...
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Christoforos Pissaridis at the Delphi Economic Forum - upd

Christoforos Pissaridis at the Delphi Economic Forum - upd

economia 11/06/2020 0
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 Co...
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The “Restart Tourism” controversy

The “Restart Tourism” controversy

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 09/06/2020 0
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 ...
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Of Recovery Fund enthusiasm

Of Recovery Fund enthusiasm

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 01/06/2020 0
The mid-Eighties is a long time back, but that era still resonates warmly in Greek consciousness. Back then, Greece as new EEC (at that time…) entrant...
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The Evros border in the limelight – an overview

The Evros border in the limelight – an overview

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 25/05/2020 0
Some ten weeks ago, the Evros/Pazarkule Greek-Turkish border had become a site of humanitarian concern, of political contention and of potential confl...
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Of unemployment, of flexibility and of the nature of labour, post-Covid

Of unemployment, of flexibility and of the nature of labour, post-Covid

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 18/05/2020 0
Greece has been quite successful in dealing with the health aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Public opinion has appreciated the Government’s performa...
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Corona pandemic, energy prices and power-play in Eastern Mediterranean

Corona pandemic, energy prices and power-play in Eastern Mediterranean

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 11/05/2020 0
In an effort to rebuff criticism over a bill brought to (and voted in) Parliament that will allow for (i.a.) hydrocarbon explorations to be undertaken...
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Meanwhile, neighbouring Turkey…

Meanwhile, neighbouring Turkey…

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 04/05/2020 0
May has come for Greece with the rightfully expected normal nice weather, along with back-to-normal (well, some sort of normal…) opening-up of economi...
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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

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 27/04/2020 0
Greeks have been quite proud to see their country named in international media among those constituting “corona best practice” at a global level – alo...
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Self-gratification can lead to a slippery slope

Self-gratification can lead to a slippery slope

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 21/04/2020 0
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 ...
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When Greece reverts discreetly to normal

When Greece reverts discreetly to normal

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 13/04/2020 0
The Covid-19 pandemic has already contributed an interesting collateral gain to regional stability; maybe it even signaled a useful “back to normal” f...
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Covid-19 and the (Greek) media

Covid-19 and the (Greek) media

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 06/04/2020 0
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 pand...
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