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Who will be believed in case a blame game starts?

Who will be believed in case a blame game starts?

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 21/09/2020 0
It was just after Friday prayers – a moment with pious connotations even for an astute political operator – that Turkey’s President Erdogan explained/...
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“La honte de l’ Europe”/The shame of Europe

“La honte de l’ Europe”/The shame of Europe

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 14/09/2020 0
The disaster-waiting-to-happen in the Moria Refugee/Migrant Camp in Lesvos island – “Lesbos, la honte de l’ Europe” according to Jean Ziegler’s book p...
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Troubling milestones

Troubling milestones

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 07/09/2020 0
Less than three weeks to go until the September 24/25 EU Summit that is to deal with the overall EU-Turkey relationship; that is further to the latest...
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Waiting for Godot (a.k.a second quarter GDP)

Waiting for Godot (a.k.a second quarter GDP)

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 31/08/2020 0
Greece’s embattled Statistical Office that had to get back its own (and the country’s) credibility and reputation following the “Greek Statistics” tra...
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From Bregançon to the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean

From Bregançon to the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 24/08/2020 0
There is quite a long way from picturesque Fort de Bregançon, perched on a small island off Bormes-les-Mimosas near Marseilles, official residence of ...
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All fronts open

All fronts open

economia 17/08/2020 0
Starting today, just past mid-August, the European Commission fresh-from-the-oven Recovery and Resilience Task Force that will allow for the preparati...
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Rough waters, once more

Rough waters, once more

economia 08/08/2020 0
Two months after Greece and Italy had signed an agreement for the establishment-and- delimitation of their respective EEZs (superposed on the pre-ex...
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No news in August? Try again!

No news in August? Try again!

economia 03/08/2020 0
Summer months are supposed to last longer, to allow for an ebb in public life tensions. After all, Americans and the British are known to speak of the...
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Eastern Mediterranean: when Turkish adventurism meets with global consolidation in energy

Eastern Mediterranean: when Turkish adventurism meets with global consolidation in energy

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 27/07/2020 0
Turkish geopolitical adventurism in the Eastern Mediterranean, lately perceived as aggressiveness by Greece (and Cyprus) and as an increasingly distur...
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Double jeopardy, twice

Double jeopardy, twice

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 20/07/2020 0
The “Generation Next” EU Summit, spread all over the last weekend and still underway on Monday, was quite a trial for Greece. Along with the Southener...
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Is the endgame of Greek-Turkish relations underway?

Is the endgame of Greek-Turkish relations underway?

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 13/07/2020 0
A long-awaited decision of Turkey’s Supreme administrative Court annulled the (1934) Mustapha Kemal edict making a museum of the Hagia Sophia 6th cent...
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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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