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Research on automobile infotainment system safety

Posted  April 7, 2014  by  Politis

The team at Navideck have created an online survey to determine the relative safety of infotainment systems in cars. While this is a start up and Politis does not endorse commercial products, we have posted occasional public service announcements on the issue of automobile and driver safety, and are similarly inspired in this instance. The […]

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Saying of the day: 2/26/13

Posted  February 26, 2013  by  Politis
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Ecosystem threat part and parcel of civic irresponsibility

Posted  December 11, 2013  by  M P

By Maria Patsarika Browsing a Sunday paper and a series of depressing articles on politics, one article made me think of the word “crisis” on a broader eco-systemic level, and also ponder the distressing consequences of our collective ignorance. Permissions for gold mining in Chalkidiki and protesters’ prosecutions are scandalous according to George Triantafyllidis, lecturer […]

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Truckloads of gold

Posted  March 27, 2013  by  Politis

Euros arriving by truck to Cyprus from Brussels.

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Around the town: 5/24/13

Posted  May 24, 2013  by  laura

This weekly feature offers a glimpse of what is happening in and around Thessaloniki. Compiled by Laura Strieth. Thu 23rd May- Ondatropica- Colombian musician:Mario Galeano, and an English producer: Quantic, have joined forces to create the Ondatropica project.  This project endeavors to explore and expand the tropical sound of Colombia in its rawest form and […]

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Greek PM’s letter to the European Council (in English and Greek)

Posted  June 28, 2012  by  ip-admin

The letter in English: Athens, 27 June 2012 As I have already informed you, I will unfortunately not be able to attend the current European Summit, due to an eye operation I had to undergo. Greece will be represented by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Karolos Papoulias. With this letter I would like […]

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What can be done in Greece: young people speak

Posted  November 22, 2013  by  pdcadmin

By Franesca Kareivis I recently attended a debate in the Thessaloniki Municipal Council chamber organized by the British Embassy in Athens. It was an interesting debate, demonstrating that young people have power and should be active members of society. After the four featured speakers debated, the mayor of Thessaloniki spoke a bit about some problems […]

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A dark vein of intolerance

Posted  January 13, 2013  by  pdcadmin

By Ginger Gibson While continuing to identify as a Republican, former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday criticized the GOP for a series of racist attacks against President Barack Obama. “There’s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “What do I mean by […]

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Relief fund for victims of flooding in Serbia

Posted  May 17, 2014  by  Politis

A relief fund has been created by the Serbian government for anyone who wishes to support victims of the terrible flooding in Serbia. Thank you for taking note and sharing this information with your friends and acquaintances.

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Greek image, also in crisis

Posted  December 4, 2012  by  alice

By Maria Alafouzos   There is a cafe off Syntagma Square and it’s filled with people drinking coffee and speaking to each other in indoor tones. The smokers sit outside under outdoor heaters. Daylight is beginning to fade. That same day, in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, the CEO of Express Service was arrested […]

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Lazy Greeks? Civil society making its mark

Posted  May 28, 2013  by  Politis

Who’s doing what and where to  get Greece out of this mess, courtesy of  the Omikron Project.

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This not a pipe

Posted  March 12, 2015  by  DW

On the TV news a few days ago Greek journalist Pavlos Tsimas suggested that the Greek government and several other EU member states, especially Germany, were engaged in a war of words. The next day Bloomberg said what Tsimas could not, or would not, alluding to a “Greek alternative reality,” a “twilight zone.” No less […]

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Fall 2015 highlights at the Dukakis Center

Posted  April 5, 2016  by  Politis

During the Fall 2015 semester the Dukakis Center was involved in three major undertakings, conceived above all to inspire young people to take an active role in the public life of their country. First, the Dukakis Center underwrote and was present at the annual Thessaloniki International Symposium organized by the Navarino Network, on Sunday, October […]

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Inspiration Exchange

Posted  May 16, 2012  by  PR

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Saving Indy Media?

Posted  April 24, 2013  by  Politis
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A cynic’s guide to Greek politics

Posted  January 26, 2013  by  Politis

At Politis we try to encourage our readers to look for things positive regardless of how bleak a situation might appear. It is always instructive to distinguish between fairy tales and cynicism, however. A recent column by Andy Dabilis in Greek Reporter borders on the latter. Dabilis pulls no punches, and this is to his […]

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Saying of the day: 5/26/13

Posted  May 26, 2013  by  Politis

  “Truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.” — Bill Watterson

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Human rights watchdog says racist violence in Greece ‘a real threat to democracy’

Posted  February 1, 2013  by  Politis

From today’s Kathimerini English edition: “Europe’s top human rights watchdog on Friday urged Greek authorities to take action against the burgeoning wave of attacks against migrants in the country describing racist violence ‘a real threat to democracy.’ ‘Impunity for the rising number of racist crimes in Greece has to end,’ Council of Europe Commissioner for […]

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Could citizenship ever be like surfing?

Posted  June 27, 2013  by  Politis
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Image of the day

Posted  April 1, 2013  by  Politis
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