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A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015

 
 

 
 

Greek image, also in crisis

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 fad...
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It happened. It’s done. Now what.

By Jayde Hansen Regardless of how we feel about the elections, there is absolutely nothing we can do about the selection of the president at this point. What we can do is be catalysts for change. Social media has gone absolutel...
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Saying of the day: 2/2/13

  “Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and grilled.” — Christine Lagarde
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Nowhere to hide

By David Wisner Politis has pointed this phenomenon up before. Newsworthy Grecians can no longer hide behind the figurative distance between Athens and the rest of the world, or the relative inaccessibility of the Greek languag...
 
 
 

2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index

Greece’s position in Deloitte’s 2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index is outright depressing. In terms of current competitiveness and of projected rankings for 2018, Greece is dead last among the 38 countr...
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On the “social” economy

Politis recently published a post on efforts in Northern Greece to encourage active citizens to involve themselves in matters of “social economy.” Below we share excerpts on the subject from an article by Andrew Hig...
 

 
 

Suddenly, elections that haven’t much mattered may have a real impact

Catchy title in today’s euronews: “Could youth vote stir up next European elections?” Excerpts from Anders Melin’s article below. “A survey released by the European Commission last week showed 65 p...
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Greece 2012 International Religious Freedom Report

Excerpts from the annual international religious freedom report that was published on Monday by the US State Department. Executive Summary The constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom with some restri...
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@#$% democracy

I first saw this illustration on Facebook early this past Monday morning, after I had read initial accounts in the Greek press on voter turnout in the September 20 general election. My first reflex was maybe to share it with aw...
 

 
 

Sport and politics

This bit was posted by a wag yesterday on the BBC web site, relative to the transfer of soccer star Mario Balotelli from Manchester City to AC Milan (the latter owned by Sylvio Berlusconi). “When Inter president Massimo M...
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