Economia Blog

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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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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