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In one of our latest posts we insisted on the huge and unbearable pressure exerted to the Greek economy and society by its creditors and political interlocutors in Eurozone. In this respect, we proposed a 3-year freeze of the country’s debt payment obligations. As the debate is stirred up and timeframes cannot be kept, there… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

    If you follow the news on Greece and Eurozone you certainly get puzzled by the amount of information stemming from different sources. Reports from Brussels, Athens, Washington and Berlin give you a sense of what is happening hour-per-hour in the country as if the entire world should and has to focus on Greece… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Five days before the official visit of Greek PM Alexis Tsipras to Moscow and the long-awaited meeting with President Putin, European and international media start (again) criticizing the rapprochement between the two countries. The Guardian and Natalie Nougayrede published today a fiercely ironic OpEd, under the alarming title “Tsipras risks to become Putin’s useful idiot”.… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Andalucía abre el juego electoral en el que España se va a ver sumida durante el presente 2015. Cuatro convocatorias a las urnas que prácticamente van a dilucidar el nuevo reparto de poder para los cuatro próximos años, siempre que la aritmética parlamentaria haga posible la estabilidad toda una legislatura. Es el año del juicio […]

Guest blogpost by Carlos A. Primo Braga, Professor of International Political Economy at IMD, and Director of The Evian Group at IMD. The future of the Greek economy and its place in the Eurozone are back in the headlines. The new government in Ath…

92,3 Prozent – noch nie war die Zustimmung im Bundestag zu einem Hilfsprogramm für Griechenland so groß wie gestern. Doch so unwohl wie am Freitag haben sich die meisten Abgeordneten auch noch nie gefühlt beim Thema Griechenland. Dabei war das gestern im Vergleich zu dem, was noch kommt, bestenfalls eine parlamentarische Fingerübung. Es ging um […]

Like many other successful companies, we have quite an international team at Europa Media. Certainly, most are Hungarian, but there are also employees from Germany, Italy, Turkey and Ukraine. Diversity at Europa Media An international environment at the company yields obvious cultural benefits such as swapping language knowledge, exchanging traditions and customs and frequently tasting […]

  The month-long negotiations between the Greek government and Eurozone ended up temporarily with the adoption of a 4-month extension of the current bailout program during which the Greek government is bound to undertake a specific course of action regarding these structural reforms that will convince the creditors that Greece is ready to receive the […]

Incumbent PES President  has no competitor, and is likely to be reelected as President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) later this year. Stanishev, a former Bulgarian Prime minister (2005-2009), was elected to the post in 2012, but had taken the job already in 2011 when his predecessor, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, stepped down on […]

  On February 27th the Turbine Gallery in Nordkraft will close the doors of the exhibition displaying neighbourhood photos from Aalborg and three other European cities.   Stunning photos portraying the spirit and life of Aalborg, Birmingham, Lisbon and Milan  were captured by their citizens as part of MyNeighbourhood project. All four cities competed to find […]

Frankreich und Deutschland

Francois Hollande eilte seinem deutschen Gast im Regen entgegen, auch ohne zu wissen, dass die Kanzlerin ihm, den Schokoladenliebhaber, einen entsprechenden Geschenkkorb mitgebracht hatte. Es ist die Zeit der kleinen deutsch-französischen Signale für eine größer werdende Freundschaft. Spätestens seit dem Verhandlungsmarathon von Minsk sind sich die beiden näher gekommen… Der Präsident dankt nachdrücklich der Kanzlerin. […]

One step before reaching an agreement (?) on Greece’s bailout program, the government dispatched today the revised proposal including the extension of the current loan agreement for the next six (6) months, while introducing a moratorium in the implementation of new austerity measures suggested by troika last November. Meanwhile, the ECB decided yesterday to extend […]