Economia Blog

Of a Greek contribution to a “left turn” and to identity politics in Europe

Of a Greek contribution to a “left turn” and to identity politics in Europe

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 12/11/2018 2
Greece is a country peripheral to Europe: geography, history and the mentality of much of its population have made it so (even those Greeks who feel a...
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The shallows of pensions

The shallows of pensions

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 05/11/2018 1
Just as Greece – or, rather, its economy and its decision-taking political apparatus – was starting to approach the almost-forgotten open seas of inde...
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A new nexus of instability: take care of shifts and turns

A new nexus of instability: take care of shifts and turns

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 29/10/2018 1
The sights of international observers of regional instability threatening to cause wider destabilization are once more focusing to our neighbourhood, ...
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The Balkans will always be the Balkans

The Balkans will always be the Balkans

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 22/10/2018 0
The Balkans will always be the Balkans. So, it was expected that the efforts in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to garner the votes needed t...
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Of Greece and international relations

Of Greece and international relations

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 15/10/2018 2
Once more, Greece comes to be dependent on shifts and turns in relations of other parties that concern its own fortunes. Be they from near – or from f...
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Far more than a storm in a teacup

Far more than a storm in a teacup

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 08/10/2018 2
The storm that was brewing for some weeks now over the stability of Greek systemic banks still overburdened by NPLs/NPEs finally  erupted by a sell-of...
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Greece and the wider world/October 2018

Greece and the wider world/October 2018

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 01/10/2018 1
The interface of Greece - of the Greek political system, but most importantly of Greek public opinion - with the wider world/the world out there gets ...
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Of implementation as the real political virtue

Of implementation as the real political virtue

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 24/09/2018 3
The months ahead will be for Greece, its political system, its society and economy, an uphill struggle – with what? Well, mainly with the need to real...
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Points of convergence

Points of convergence

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 17/09/2018 1
The fighting – if not outright aggressive – mood that traditionally permeates Greek politics as expressed throughout the (equally traditional) Thessal...
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A peculiar weekend in Thessaloniki

A peculiar weekend in Thessaloniki

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 10/09/2018 1
It has been quite a peculiar weekend for Greece, especially for the country’s second-largest city – Thessaloniki – “the capital of Northern Greece”. J...
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Of Church diplomacy in the 21st century

Of Church diplomacy in the 21st century

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 03/09/2018 2
Moscow Patriarch Cyril’s meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople to sort it out over the issue of the future for the Ukrainian...
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Jeroen Dijsselbloem recounting the Greek bailout -2

Jeroen Dijsselbloem recounting the Greek bailout -2

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 27/08/2018 3
Continuing the exploration of the book De Eurocrisis by Jeroen Dijsselbloem (soon to be available in Greek) in which the Chair of the Eurogroup recoun...
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Jeroen Dijjselbloem recounting the Greek bailout

Jeroen Dijjselbloem recounting the Greek bailout

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 24/08/2018 2
While Greece is celebrating – well, sort of… - the end of its latest (the third in a row) Adjustment Programme of the 8years-plus bailout by its Europ...
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What a summer!

What a summer!

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 21/08/2018 2
Summers are normally an uneventful, relaxed period in Greek public life. True enough, the summer of 2015 was a notorious exception since the country f...
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A summer blocked

A summer blocked

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 30/07/2018 1
Summer – the endless Greek summer - is traditionally associated with a lapse in the tensions always present in Greek political life. From the moment i...
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When the oil-and-gas bandwagon gets rolling

When the oil-and-gas bandwagon gets rolling

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 23/07/2018 1
After much preparation (too much, one is tempted to say) underwater search for oil-and-(mainly) natural gas in promising fields of Greek interest sout...
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