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Greek Politics

Standing with Attica for the Future of Greece

Rena Dourou | Posted 10.06.2015 | World
Rena Dourou

The case of Greece is worth standing for: due to its geopolitical burden in troubled times but also due to the fact that Greece belongs to the same community of countries sharing the values of democracy, liberty, social justice.

Looking Back at Tsipras's Lost Opportunities and Forward to Greece's Future

Kyriakos Mitskotakis | Posted 04.30.2015 | World
Kyriakos Mitskotakis

Europe, now more than ever, needs a persuasive alternative to counter the German insistence on austerity. Instead, Tsipras decided to partake in some shadowboxing for the viewing pleasure of the Greek public.

'Kolotoumba': The New Greek Word for Hope

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

The Greek word "kolotoumba," or somersault, indicative of a complete reversal in one's thinking or policies, has become the new catchphrase of the Greek political scene, repeatedly trumpeted in the local media as well as the foreign press.

The History Of Syriza: How A Small Party Came To Power

HuffPost Greece | Katerina Prifti | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

To understand the historic magnitude of the victory of Syriza, the far-left party that won Greece's election on Sunday, take a look at their slogan: ...

What You Need To Know About Alexis Tsipras

HuffPost Greece | Katerina Prifti | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the Greek Coalition of the Radical Left -- best known by its acronym, Syriza -- is the focus of attention in Europe afte...

Tsipras Promises A New Greece

Sophia Papaioannou | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Sophia Papaioannou

We are a proud and hard-working people who saw our lives change abruptly, with the introduction of strict austerity measures. The new Prime Minister is promising to change all that.

Why a Referendum on a 'Greek Plan' for Reform Is Now the Best Way Forward

George Papandreou | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
George Papandreou

The internal political situation is highly polarized between political forces playing with fear and insecurity and others capitalizing on anger and despair. This inflates extreme right and left populism. Much irresponsible and opportunistic rhetoric abounds. This polarization is squeezing out moderate left of center forces that historically have been fundamental in promoting democracy and reforms in Greece.

Barbara Geladaki MD: A New Generation of Greek Politicians

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Alexandra Symeonidou

Ineluctably, the failure to elect a president led to dissolve the government of New Democracy and proclaim new legislative elections.

Politics, Diplomacy and Social Media

2morrowknight | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
2morrowknight

It is hard to even imagine how many countries and heads of state didn't have a Twitter or Facebook account not that long ago. In fact, popular Greek politician Eva Kaili has also been a strong proponent of digital outreach by elected officials

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?

A Greek Fable, Part Two: Papandreou's Missed Opportunity

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Peter Alexander Meyers

"Today debt and corruption are joined like body and soul, two parts of one whole problem, and, as Plato taught us so long ago, we shall suffer without end if we cannot patch the leaky vessel of unchecked desire."

No Money, No Honey

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Amalia Negreponti

We are doing everything halfheartedly, taking part in a frenzied campaign to keep ourselves heartened, to convince ourselves not to give up.

Who Will Win? Erratic Greek Polls Show Huge Uncertainty

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

ATHENS, June 1 (Reuters) - Greece's June 17 national election is being cast as make-or-break for its future in the euro and the currency bloc itself...

Greece and the Beanstalk

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Amalia Negreponti

"Jack and the Beanstalk" is a story about how Jack and a terrible ogre finally compromise, learning to live together because they fear one another too much to risk doing otherwise. A similar hope of compromise is what lies at the heart of Greek voters.

Elections in Gloom

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Yavuz Baydar

As two countries in the EU, France and Greece, go to polls on Sunday, far-right or populist nationalist movements are on the rise on the continent even further, to the degree that they will soon seriously challenge the post-WWII order.