Politis
A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015

 
 

 
 

Look who’s running! (journalists and politics)

Politis asked Maria Patsarika, Krysta Kalachani, and David Wisner to comment on a recent article on tvxs.gr by journalist Stelios Koulouglou, a candidate for Syriza for the European Parliament. How compelling are Mr Koulouglou&...
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Citizenship resources online

By Niko Adamopoulos Editor’s note. Niko Adamopoulos is a summer intern at the Dukakis Center from Colgate University, where he is a junior in international studies. While in Thessaloniki he will volunteer in local humanit...
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Penalties for uninsured uninsured motor vehicles in Greece

Herewith a special warning for owners of motor vehicles with Greek license plates, especially those living abroad, about the penalty they may receive for uninsured vehicles, i.e., in storage during the winter months. The insur...
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Double standard on immigration?

By Alyssa Olivo Coming from the United States, immigration isn’t a new issue for me. The US is filled with plenty of people from other countries. Grab five people off the street in New York and ask them where they’re from, ...
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Feministiki protovoulia

By Krysta Kalachani Feministiki protovoulia. A number of women’s groups participate in this blog. They are serious and active in a number of worthy causes, with a focus on violence against women. The blog itself suffers f...
 
 
 

Tribalism and postpartisanship: competing visions of the state of nature?

By David Wisner These are interesting times for the analysis of European politics, from a hung Parliament in the UK, to the rise and fall of the Pirate Party in Germany, to the triumph of M5S in Italy, to the surge of Golden Da...
 

 
 

Gov 2.0: the state of play

By Logan Harper For many, Gov 2.0 is about putting government in the hands of citizens. Whether it’s a mobile app alerting residents to a local meeting or checking social media networks to see which roads are clear for the mo...
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The mandate, and other democratic myths

This past weekend the digital site of the French newspaper Le Monde ran an interesting story entitled, in translation,  “The Greece that did not vote for Syriza.” I cannot say the piece was faultless, but Eliza Per...
 
 
 

More measures? (sigh)

By Andy Dabilis Following a report from Greece’s creditors that shows tax collections are far off course despite big tax hikes, the International Monetary Fund has warned that unless revenues rise and tax cheats are caught th...
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Things are not so bad… except in Greece (canned laughter)

A lead editorial by Gideon Rachman in today’s Financial Times tends to dismiss the gloomy scenarios shooting out of Europe in the aftermath of the Italian general election last week. Are we headed toward a reprise of the...
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