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When in 2003 the planners of the Nabucco pipeline named their 31 bcm/y project after the famous Verdi opera, they might not have been able to imagine that almost ten years latter they would still be “singing” in the Southern Gas Corridor “operetta”.  In reality many of them would feel relieved that they are still […]

Checking my emails at the beginning of June 2012 I found one sent by Südosteuropa Gesellschaft It was an invitation to participate in a forum with German and Greek journalists and introduce a panel on the role of the media during the current economic crisis. This forum would take place in Munich on 6 and 7 […]

Mursi is the first ever democratically elected president in the modern history of Egypt and this is a major development in the efforts of democratic powers of the country to sideline the power of the military in regard to the latter’s firm control of the domestic political scene. After the victory of the Islamic Brotherhood, […]

The results of the May 6 parliamentary elections have heralded the end of an era in its post-dictatorial democratic politics (metapolitefsi) characterized by alternation in power by two catch-all parties, cartelization of government, and heavy statism. The people have expressed a strong aversion to established political elites of the center-left PASOK and the center-right New […]

This article seeks to add to the growing voice calling for an urgent return to the EU’s core values: democracy, prosperity, progress (e.g. Gabriel, 2011; Mallias, 2012a,b). Intra-EU processes of negotiation today, especially in the sphere of the economy, are going against the Union’s ethos, practice and mission. Seeing the peripheral member states changing governments, […]

A day after the US troops withdrawal from Iraq, on 18 December 2011, there was a warrant arrest issued by Iraq’s Judicial Council against Iraq’s Sunni Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, accusing him of orchestrating bomb attacks, allegedly one of them against Iraq’s Prime Minister himself, Nuri al-Maliki. Shortly afterwards Hashemi took refuge to the Iraqi autonomous […]

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