A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015



What They’re Saying About Us Now: July 16 Edition

Americans look at the crisis in Europe and think they see “an underdeveloped version of the American polity,” that if European leaders only acted more like us, everything would be solved.  This article by Russell A...
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Huffington Post: Greece Immigrants Face ‘Alarming’ Increase In Attacks, Group Says

Derek Gatopoulis 7/10/12 ATHENS, Greece — A leading human rights organization is urging Greece’s new government to take “urgent action” to curb an “alarming” increase in attacks against Asian and...

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

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 Pre...
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Who’s Who in the new Greek Government

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (ND) Administrative Reform and E-Governance Minister Antonis Manitakis (technocrat, Professor of Constitutional Law) Deputy Manoussos Voloudakis (ND) Agricultural Development and Food Minister...
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Choose4Greece II, 17 June 2012 Elections

Choose4Greece is an online application which calculates voters’ ideological congruence with political parties for the June 17 elections in Greece. Choose4Greece II represents an update, which takes into consideration the chan...
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To which party would you be matched if you were a Greek voter? Choose4Greece

Choose4Greece is an online application which calculates voters’ ideological congruence with political parties for the May 6 election in Greece.   To which party would you be matched if you were a Greek voter?   Gr...
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When politics invaded the civil service

By Fotini Kalliri, Kathimerini, Athens Every so often experts talk about the systemic nature of the crisis in the Greek civil service, offering different opinions as to why the state mechanism is in such a shambles and cannot c...

German ‘hypocrisy’ over Greek military spending has critics up in arms

By Helena Smith, The Guardian, Athens A few months before submarines became the talk of Athens, Yiannis Panagopoulos, who heads the Greek trade union confederation (GSEE), found himself sitting opposite Angela Merkel at a priva...

Greeks seek austerity trial at The Hague

By Mark Lowen, BBC News, Athens It is rare for citizens to try to take their government to court, and even more so for a Western European government to be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. But that i...