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Syriza government has done much since 2015. Many positive steps, most within tight budget restrictions, regarding the strengthening of social rights and institutions, economic recovery and the steady creation of a favorable environment to stimulate production and boost business opportunities. However, there is yet a lot to be done to fully address the causes and… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

In a recent interview on Greece’s domestic politics, the head of ND opposition party Mr Mitsotakis doubted about whether social benefits and Christmas bonus are necessary. He also added that such benefits turn employees ”hostages” of a clientelist system, insinuating that these fundamental pillars of a welfare state should be revised, cut or even abolished.

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras was interviewed yesterday by ANT1 news anchor. He covered all domestic issues thoroughly, briefly recalled the deeds of Syriza government both before and after the exit from bailout programs, underlined his major goals ahead to triple elections, i.e. European Elections, Municipal Elections, National Elections, expected in early October 2019.

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Ο πανικός στην ηγεσία της αξιωματικής αντιπολίτευσης δεν κρύβεται. Δεν είναι ένα καινούργιο φαινόμενο αυτός ο πανικός, καθώς το έχουμε παρατηρήσει ήδη από το 2016 και την ανάληψη της ηγεσίας της ΝΔ από τον Κυριάκο Μητσοτάκη. Μπαίνοντας ωστόσο στο κρίσιμο εκλογικό έτος 2019, και με μια σειρά μυθευμάτων και fake news που καλλιέργησε επί μακρόν… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

The leadership of the centre-left Movement for Change, the coalition that merged in late 2017 by Pasok, the River, Democratic Left and other smaller group is officially denying any alliance with neither Syriza nor New Democracy party. Nonetheless, during the last months, Fofi Gennimata, the leader of the Movement has been outspoken, adopting the populist… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Interview with Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs. The interview was conducted by Dimitris Rapidis, coordinator of the European Progressive Forum. How do you explain the surge of far-right parties in many member-states in the EU and Eurozone during the last years? First of all, far-right parties have not… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Η 25η Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 είναι ημερομηνία-ορόσημο όχι μόνο για το ιρακινό Κουρδιστάν, αλλά συνολικά για τους Κούρδους της Μέσης Ανατολής, είτε αυτοί βρίσκονται σε ιρακινό, τουρκικό, συριακό ή ιρανικό έδαφος.

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Συμπληρώνεται ένας χρόνο από το αποτυχημένο πραξικόπημα ενάντια στην κυβέρνηση ΑΚΡ και τον Πρόεδρο Ερντογάν. Ένας χρόνος στον οποίο η ροπή της χώρας προς την απολυταρχία και την υπερσυγκέντρωση εξουσίας στο πρόσωπο του Προέδρου αφυδάτωσαν σε μεγάλο βαθμό τις συνταγματικές αντιστάσεις του τουρκικού πολιτικού συστήματος διακυβέρνησης.

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Greece is the only EU member-state that has never regulated the media landscape nor proceeded to a TV licenses auction. Private channels have been operating for 27 years under a state of anomy and in the context of a temporary function. The Context Previous governments, namely ND and PASOK, have been postponing a final resolution… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Between October 13-16, the governing Syriza party held its second congress in Athens. Many debates, fruitful discussions, but above all the need to re-address some major issues that define the party’s new vision and political scope. Euclid Tsakalotos ranked first in Central Committee voting Greek Minister of Finance achieved to get the first place among… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

It is a turning point for the Syriza-led government. After more than one year since the painful agreement on a third bailout for the country has been reached, the society and the business world are suffocating under the burden of tax hikes, lack of liquidity from the banks, weak improvement of macroeconomic factors. Unemployment has… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Nikos Belavilas is architect-urban planner, Associate Professor at School of Architecture NTUA (Athens, Greece). During the last months, he is the coordinator of the Social Council for Refugees “Kalos Tous” (Welcome, in Greek). 1. What are the founding principles behind the creation of the Social Council for Refugees “Kalos Tous”? The Social Council for Refugees… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

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