Economia Blog

A new “enhanced surveillance” visit

A new “enhanced surveillance” visit

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 21/01/2019 0
Just one day after a massive rally over the contentious issue of the relations of Greece with neighbouring FYRoM, now to be styled “Northern Macedonia...
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Preparations for battle to be joined

Preparations for battle to be joined

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 14/01/2019 0
The vote, by a 2/3 majority, in the Parliament of Skopje of the constitutional amendments needed to implement the Prespes Treaty between Greece and th...
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Quite a week ahead!

Quite a week ahead!

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 07/01/2019 0
Usually, at the start of a new year things tend to move in slow-motion mood. None of the sort for 2019 Greece: quite the opposite in fact.   The new...
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The 5,500+th Trump tweet - and the wider regional stability

The 5,500+th Trump tweet - and the wider regional stability

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 27/12/2018 4
Counting of Donald Trump’s tweets is no easy task; the embattled American media, lambasted by Trump as “dishonest” and accused of hosting mainly “fake...
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Kick-starting an acrimonious electoral campaign with shifts in political alliances

Kick-starting an acrimonious electoral campaign with shifts in political alliances

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 17/12/2018 1
Two major political events ran in Greece this last weekend. Prime Minister Tsipras addressed supporters in Thessaloniki over the ever-contentious issu...
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A way forward amid tensions

A way forward amid tensions

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 10/12/2018 0
As the end of 2018 gets nearer, the Greek Government has to gauge the overall tensions that surround the country, its foreign policy, its economy - so...
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Footage of youth mass demonstrations and high school sit-ins

Footage of youth mass demonstrations and high school sit-ins

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 03/12/2018 0
The mass demonstrations of (mainly) high-school age Greek youth, resulting in sit-ins to schools over the “Macedonia name issue” provided local media ...
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How the Greek political scene may get reformed through “Europe”

How the Greek political scene may get reformed through “Europe”

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 26/11/2018 0
Some weeks ago, the main Opposition party in Greece – conservative Nea Dimocratia – made a little-noticed decision: ND’s leader, moderate-leaning Kyri...
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Will Eastern Mediterranean tensions boil over?

Will Eastern Mediterranean tensions boil over?

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 19/11/2018 8
  Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulidis was wise enough to point out that the much-vaunted search for hydrocarbons at the Cyprus EEZ by Exxo...
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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 4
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 5
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 2
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 1
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 3
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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