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A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015

 
 

 
 

Administrative reform and the Greek parties

By Konstantinos Bouas The ongoing administrative reform effort is one of the most critical issues of concern for administrative science in Greece.  Considering the longstanding structural weaknesses of the public administrati...
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In praise of public servants

The Dukakis Center hosted the inaugural Business  & Politics Forum in Thessaloniki last month. One of the speakers, Efi Stefopoulou of the General Secretariat of the Government, gave a standing room audience at the Elektra...
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Human rights watchdog says racist violence in Greece ‘a real threat to democracy’

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 raci...
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Greece’s real challenge

By Katinka Barysch The German idea of sending Athens a ‘budget commissioner’ was daft. Berlin itself could not tolerate such interference in its fiscal sovereignty (the constitutional court would never allow it). But to res...
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Greek islands for sale

Excerpts from an article by Helena Smith in today’s Guardian about the projected sale of a privately owned chain of islands in the Greek Ionian Sea. “The suitor is one of the world’s wealthiest men; the locati...
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A Greek winner!

By Christina Flora A Greek team of student-entrepreneurs won first place at the Pan-European trade fair, organized by the international organization Junior Achievement Europe (JA-YE), in Riga, Latvia, with 450 pupils from secon...
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Unemployment: this is no joke

This is, unfortunately, not an April fools joke. “Greece’s record 27 unemployment rate – which some analysts said could soon hit 30 percent – could even undermine the government if social unrest increases because 60...
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Political extremism and violence

By David Wisner Takis Michas has written about political extremism and violence in today’s Protagon. “Is there really a difference,” he asks, “between the violent tactics used or condoned by SYRIZA (riot...
 
 
 

The ultimate American decline story?

Mattea Kramer and Jo Comerford posted this article on the Moyers and Complany blog. It depicts one of the most extreme visions of 21st-century American decline in print. Politis reposts excerpts of the article below. “The...
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Where in Athens not to go out alone at night

        Crisis maps: an innovative way to measure the very real threat to civil society posed by violent attacks on migrants in Athens. Users are invited to submit reports here.  
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