Economia Blog

Bank of Greece reports a decline in travel receipts from 2016 despite increase in tourists

Bank of Greece reports a decline in travel receipts from 2016 despite increase in tourists

Christian J. Hadjipateras 03/05/2017 0
A recently released report from the Bank of Greece showed a somewhat surprising decline in travel receipts in 2016 in spite of an increase in tourism....
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Greek and German presidents inaugurate 'Learning from Athens' at the National Museum of Contemporary Art

Greek and German presidents inaugurate 'Learning from Athens' at the National Museum of Contemporary Art

Christian J. Hadjipateras 03/05/2017 0
Greek president, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, along with his counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German president, inaugurated the Documenta 14 exhibition ...
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France in turbulence

France in turbulence

Kyra Adam 24/04/2017 0
The first round of presidential elections unveiled a new scene in French politics, obscure and uncertain in many aspects.   The traditional politica...
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Macron and Le Pen to face-off in race for French presidency

Macron and Le Pen to face-off in race for French presidency

Christian J. Hadjipateras 24/04/2017 0
he first round of voting took place in France yesterday to elect the successor to François Hollande. As expected, the independent Emmanuel Macron, who...
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The Greek issue and the wider European chessboard

The Greek issue and the wider European chessboard

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 24/04/2017 0
All eyes are by definition turned to the outcome of the first round of Presidential elections in France (where Emmanuel Macron is facing off Marine Le...
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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras critical of Greece's creditors in WSJ piece

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras critical of Greece's creditors in WSJ piece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 21/04/2017 0
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday urged Greece’s creditors to stop blocking the country’s return to economic growth in an op-ed piece publ...
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Tangled relations with Turkey

Tangled relations with Turkey

Kyra Adam 20/04/2017 0
The Sunday’s referendum in Turkey has bitterly divided the country. Tayyip Erdogan declared victory with a modest 51.5% despite the aggressive campaig...
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Once more, kicking the can down the road

Once more, kicking the can down the road

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 18/04/2017 0
In the present stage of the Greek adventure, the very notion of kicking the can down the road has acquired a new meaning.   Just after the Malta Eur...
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From Malta to Washington

From Malta to Washington

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 10/04/2017 0
The much-touted Malta agreement, at Eurogroup level for the negotiations over the second review of the Greek Adjustment Programme to proceed anew is a...
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First ship sea tunnel set to be built in Norway

First ship sea tunnel set to be built in Norway

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/04/2017 0
Norwegian government officials in Oslo yesterday announced plans for the first ever sea tunnel to be built. The plans were announced by the Scandinavi...
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Will the UK’s departure from the bloc finally force the EU to change?

Will the UK’s departure from the bloc finally force the EU to change?

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/04/2017 0
Brexit. A word that won’t be going away for a while. Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron took risks during his time in office. He gambled on Scotla...
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Four-dimensional checkers: not easy to play

Four-dimensional checkers: not easy to play

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 03/04/2017 0
A largely expected, still not-so-healthy game of checkers is being played out between Greece and its Europeans creditors. (In fact, the game may well ...
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Now that Britain is gone...

Now that Britain is gone...

Kyra Adam 31/03/2017 0
Brexit has already begun. The process of leaving the EU will go on for two years at least. The implications for the 27 states of the EU, as well for U...
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The Declaration 60 years after the Treaty of Rome

The Declaration 60 years after the Treaty of Rome

Kyra Adam 27/03/2017 0
With a great number of European leaders having the same age with the original Treaty of Rome, (60 years), the 27 heads of European governments and sta...
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Greece as the dog that did not bark

Greece as the dog that did not bark

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 27/03/2017 0
Greece tried a not-so original move in the run-up to the Rome Summit for the 60th anniversary of the EU, along with the (expected for the third or fou...
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