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In Greece, Constitutional Changes Without Constitutional Revision

Antonis Manitakis | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Antonis Manitakis

Let us not use the Constitution and its revision as an alibi for political power to conceal its inability to tackle a political problem on political terms. And it is sad to see constitutional changes being used as a firework.

Can a Singer Do Greek Politics Better?

Maria Paravantes | Posted 08.31.2016 | World
Maria Paravantes

I can only wonder whether instead, we need people who are good managers more so than those who know how to play the game of politics -- i.e. kinda lying, kinda negotiating, kinda compromising, kinda forgetting morals in the process.

Anti-Bailout Greek Leftist Party Gets Mandate To Form Government

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.24.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 24 (Reuters) - A radical leftist opposed to Greece's new bailout deal won a presidential mandate on Monday to try to form a new government...

Cassandra's Foreboding Ghost Haunts Greece After the 'No' Vote

Michael Skafidas | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Michael Skafidas

ATHENS -- Tsipras appeared triumphant to greet his voters last night. What kind of a triumph it is remains puzzling. A few meters away from the victorious prime minister in Syntagma Square, the heart of Greece, the ATMs stand dark and empty. "It's sad to admit that we see darker days than before, darker even than during the dictatorship," I heard an old woman saying while queuing to get money a few days ago. "Back then there was political discontent but no poverty. Now we have both."

Read The Daily Blog Of Greece's 'Erratic Marxist' Finance Minister

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

Yanis Varoufakis, a self-described "erratic Marxist," is the new finance minister of Greece under the just-elected Syriza-led government of Prime Mini...

Naysayers Aside, Greece Has Nothing to Lose but Its Chains

Maria Paravantes | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Maria Paravantes

The international media's favorite soap opera is back... this time, with even more suspense and scandal, triumph and tragedy. The Greek elections, true to the Greek psyche, are full of pathos.

When Heraclitus Met Greek Politics

Amb. Alexandros P. Mallias | Posted 06.29.2014 | World
Amb. Alexandros P. Mallias

Can a party with no politicians meet the challenge and make the edge in Greek politics? Can it change the course, sidelining the political oligarchies that have been ruling Greece for roughly 70 years, often accused of lack of ethos, accountability and common sense?