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Thanos Dimadis
Thanos Dimadis can be reached on twitter @thanosdimadis

Thanos is a ten-years experienced, originally Greek, journalist with specialization in International and European financial reporting. Since 2008 he has been intensively covering the global and European financial crisis with particular interest in the field of the Greek crisis blast, as a correspondent from London (UK), Washington DC (USA) and Brussels (Belgium) for SKAI TV and, currently, Alpha TV channel station, the most broadly-viewed TV news channels in Greece. Since 2010, when the Greek crisis blew up, he pursued the reporting from the International Monetary Fund and White House in Washington DC, being the youngest Greek financial correspondent in USA. Since 2010 to 2012, Thanos based in Washington DC got exclusively several interviews from IMF, IIF executives and other prominent public figures, like renown American economists on the topics of Greek and European financial crisis. His reporting from IMF was the source of information for many national media in his country. At the end of 2012, he was moved as a correspondent in Brussels covering currently the European and Greek financial news from EU institutions. He had been the youngest Greek journalist who became official member of the Official Union of Journalists in Greece.
He holds three Masters Degrees- one in Political Affairs and Management from George Washington University, one in Media from London's City University, and one in European Administration and Public Policy from Panteion University of Social Sciences in Athens. Additionally, he was distinguished as a participant in the Executive Educational Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on reforming a new Political Leadership for the 21st Century. His bachelor was on the field of Journalism studied in Panteion University of Social Sciences in Athens.


Entries by Thanos Dimadis

Supporting Children in Greece Suffering From Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 11:58 AM

On Monday night, a big charity event took place in Manhattan. Spiros Menegatos, a young Greek-American entrepreneur and owner of the famous Nerai Restaurant undertook an initiative to support children suffering from cancer in Greece. His selfless effort employed a unique approach....
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Greece Needs More Leaders Like Gianna Angelopoulos

(4) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 2:42 PM


In 2004, Gianna Angelopoulos was the president of the organizing committee for the Olympic Games taking place in Athens. She was the woman who inspired our small country to create something big and magnificent and send the world one simple message: that when...

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Greeks, a Nation Hating Itself

(2) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 6:30 PM


In a few days, my flight is scheduled to return to Greece. It'll be a short trip for a couple of weeks to see my relatives and friends there that I haven't seen since last November. It was then that I decided to...

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Syriza's First 'Defeat' -- What Does It Mean?

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 5:42 PM

What has been deployed over the last few of weeks, since the new elected Greek government unleashed its efforts to convince some of its European partners to align with it against the austerity oriented and Germany driven policies in Europe, is a game of power directly connected with the question...

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Is Greece Europe's Core Problem?

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 8:31 PM

While the European project is struggling to remain afloat through the destructive, vicious circle of austerity and dogmatic monetary policy choices that have been made over the last five years in the euro zone, the United States seems to be overcoming the crisis started in 2008 by following the opposite...

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Why Early Elections Aren't a Risk for Greece

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 2:14 PM


Since 2010, when it was excluded from the markets, Greece has lost most of its sovereignty by surrendering unconditionally to its lenders the power of taking important decisions about its future. As a result, the Greek governments, including the current one, became accountable...

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Europe's Way to Destruction (?)

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 3:08 PM


Having recently had a most interesting interview with the European Commission's president, José Manuel Barroso, I realized how much Europe struggles to tackle contradictory interests and views in a unified framework of solidarity among European members' states. What I noticed then was that...

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The "Dictatorship of the Elites" in Greece

(4) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 4:12 PM

One of the major mistakes that international and European observers often make in their analyses about Greece is that they focus way too much on the problem rather than the roots of it. The nature of these roots is much more political rather than an economic one. For example we...

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The American Guidance Europe Needs

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 10:33 AM

The U.S. president's reelection in November seems to be more and more uncertain as the financial storm in Europe continues to devastate people's and the markets' hopes that European leaders will finally find a way to put an end to the current eurozone drama. Although the constant calls made from...

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Euro or Drachma? It's Not All About a Dilemma

(6) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 3:11 PM

Those not being familiar with the new emerging reality in Greece should know that it is a country within which currently one in two young people are jobless, the recession overcomes the 5 percent as a percentage of the GDP and many employees are being forced...

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The Humiliating Cost of Progress in Greece

(1) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 1:58 PM

Last week, Greece's European neighbors and the IMF made their decision which has been breathlessly anticipated by the Greek people living with the looming specter of a national economic crisis. According to this decision, Greece will be supported with a new rescue package of 130 billion euros that...

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Should Greece Get a Second Bailout?

(3) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 10:19 AM

Certain analysts have claimed that Greece does not deserve the new financial support provided by its European partners and the International Monetary Fund. Some say that the country has not done as much as it had to do in terms of reducing the deficit, putting its fiscal house in order...

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Rebuilding Greece

(12) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 5:31 PM

Everything has to do with politics. Every country is governed by politicians; any economy runs based on political decisions; our own future is defined by the choices of those leaders who we have elected.

As I have pointed out in the past, the crisis that Greece is experiencing today...

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Can Lagarde Make It? Yes, of Course

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2011 | 12:33 PM

Christine Lagarde's appearance in her first press briefing as the new IMF head created reasonably high expectations about the new promising prospects she opens for the requisite restoration of the organization's image. The unprecedented arrest of Dominique Strauss Kahn deprived IMF's staff of his beneficial ability to lead the Fund...

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Papandreou Is Not the "Greek Barack Obama"

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 12:14 PM

In his recent story, titled "Obama's Partner in Athens", the respectful Brookings Institution's managing director, Mr. William J. Antholis tried -- among other things -- to persuade us that George Papandreou is probably the "Barack Obama of Greece". I would definitely say, "no, he is not". Although the...

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Thousands of Splayed Hands of "Indignant Greeks" Target the Parliament

(3) Comments | Posted May 31, 2011 | 7:01 PM

Thousands of indignant Greek people, surrounding all these days the heart of Athens and many other cities in Greece, have combined their voices with millions of other citizens of European countries who are protesting throughout Europe against the current economic meltdown, the increasing unemployment and the bad prospects for their...

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The Unpunished Politicians and the Eroded Democracy of Greece

(7) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 3:29 PM

Although ancient Greece is considered to have transmitted the light and ideas of democracy throughout the world, nowadays modern Greece seems to lack a real Democracy, a fact that makes Greek people feel even more frustrated. The current economic crisis hitting Greece is only one incidental reason for the general...

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When Young People Stopped Dreaming in Greece

(9) Comments | Posted April 11, 2011 | 10:16 AM

There is a motto in the Greek language which is often used and refers to how Greece treats young people living in the country and struggling to succeed in their life. It is usually said that "Greece strangles its own children". It is a phrase which does not have, of...

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Turkish Cypriots Voice is Heard Loudly, Even if Turkey Wants to Close its Ears

(5) Comments | Posted March 5, 2011 | 4:41 AM

In one of his recent statements, the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, referring to the Cyprus problem, once again insisted on denying reality and distorting the truth commonly admitted by the European Union, the United Nations and other international organizations and states.

While Turkey blames the EU for...

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Papandreou's Leadership in Greece Under the Riots' Pressure

(7) Comments | Posted February 24, 2011 | 4:35 PM

Yesterday's massive strike in Greece and the thousands of people who demonstrated in the center of Athens and many other Greek cities proved once again that Greece is under an unprecedented "social war" that no one knows when it will end. Greek society is dominated by anger against the unfair...

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