When it comes to Greece, what everybody talks about is "structural reform" - a concept revolving largely around textbook ideas. In the 2015 Kapuscinski Development Lecture in Athens (Structural Reform: Lessons from Other Lands, October 2, 2015) promi…

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Sunglasses are a must for every Greek city dweller, and so Dimitris Diamantis thought of combining Greek habits with expertise, creating Urban Owl sunglasses, which promise vision of high definition. Joining the growing league of Greek sun-glasses de…

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In the early 1990s, Nikiforos Diamandouros – academic, Ombudsman of Greece (1998 - 2003) and Ombudsman for the European Union (2003 - 2013) – referred to a "cultural dualism" that was deeply entrenched in post-1974 (post-dictatorship) Greece as "a tu…

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Michel Aglietta and Nicolas Leron’s recent article "The Eurozone: Looking for The Sovereign", argues that "the Eurozone has reached a critical point where its very existence is at stake", while "the Greek crisis and its never-ending drama highlight t…

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In an interview published by The Conversation in the wake of the re-election of Alexis Tsipras and SYRIZA in Greece, renowned French economist, Thomas Piketty, underlines that 'Greece and Europe need to make up for lost time', with a 'more active app…

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The European Commission, following the voting procedure in the plenary of the European Parliament, welcomed the ratification of the proposal for the relocation of 120,000 refugees from Greece, Italy and Hungary. 

The EU Commission's relocation p…

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A Bloomberg View editorial "Europe's Best Hope for Greece?" published yesterday (16.9), holds that regardless if Tsipras’ Syriza party or Meimarakis’ New Democracy party wins Sunday's parliamentary elections in Greece, "the result will be unsati…

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Could the first recorded outbreak of the Ebola virus not have taken place in Africa forty years ago, but in ancient Greece over 2,400 years ago? An article in the Washington Post suggests that there is an archaic DNA in the virus (Was Ebola the culpr…

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Greece’s economy is likely to remain in intensive care for years and likely to recover only with further international assistance, was the main conclusion of papers presented by experts at the Fall 2015 Brookings Panel on Economic Activity Conference…

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In his recent article "A New Chance for Greece" published by Project Syndicate (Sept. 9), Yannos Papantoniou, Greece’s Economy and Finance Minister from 1994 to 2001 and currently the President of the Center for Progressive Policy Research, maintains…

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