Referendum

20.07.2016

The European Union – An unfulfilled dream?

The European Union – An unfulfilled dream?

We are witnessing a historic moment in Europe. Hard-core, conservative politicians are occupying a vital space in European affairs and do not allow unifying thoughts, which would ensure the continuation of the European project, to be on the agenda. When the European Commission[1] eliminated from its policies the… »

24.06.2016

Brexit won. Now for the real stuff

Brexit won. Now for the real stuff

We woke up today to news of the British Exit (Brexit) from the European Union. Sigh The Chinese have a curse: “may you live in interesting times”… The Comic Book Store guy from the Simpsons once said: “there is no emoticon that can describe how I feel right now!” A… »

12.02.2016

VIDEO Reports: Varoufakis and Horvat launch Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

VIDEO Reports: Varoufakis and Horvat launch Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

Press Conference The Democracy in Europe Movement 25 initiated by Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, and Srecko Horvat, philosopher & author, was launched with a press conference at Volksbühne in Berlin. To provide an accurate account of the launch of the movement to the public,… »

28.10.2015

Apostolis Fotiadis: Europe speculates on the refugee crisis

Apostolis Fotiadis: Europe speculates on the refugee crisis

Apostolis Fotiadis is a freelance journalist. He has reported on politics since 2005 with an emphasis on European immigration policy and ethnic conflicts in the Balkans. He is an analyst in Greek and foreign media. In early 2015, he published his book “Border Merchants” (ed. River) which focused on how… »

06.07.2015

Greek Referendum: the possibility to stop being slaves

Greek Referendum: the possibility to stop being slaves

Foreign debt is the mechanism used to enslave countries and steal their wealth, through some local “supervisors”, let’s call them governors. In reality, with little energy spent buying, removing and putting in place supervisors, they have controlled the population of the entire planet, treating them like slaves. To this procedure,… »

06.07.2015

Towards the #Greferendum: Orange is the colour of inspiration

Towards the #Greferendum: Orange is the colour of inspiration

In dramatic and unexpected scenes last night, Greece gave a resounding OXI (NO) to the austerity measures imposed by the country’s credtors.  Here our correspondent Marianella Kloka gives her reflections on what has been an astouding night, and what it means for the people of Europe. (The Greek translation can… »

04.07.2015

‘No’ and ‘Yes’ bailout referendum rallies gather thousands in Athens

‘No’ and ‘Yes’ bailout referendum rallies gather thousands in Athens

Two rival rallies took place in Athens on Friday. Police estimate that 25,000 came out to support the ‘No’ camp, which calls for the rejection of a new bailout deal with creditors in Sunday’s referendum, while 20,000 gathered to back the “Yes” vote. Greece’s Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, who called… »

04.07.2015

Towards the #Greferendum: Smiles through the “keyhole” of the universe

Towards the #Greferendum: Smiles through the “keyhole” of the universe

As the days count down to the 5th of July and the Greek referendum on whether to accept Europe’s demands for more austerity, something which is being portrayed in the mass media as a referendum on whether to stay in the Euro or leave it, our correspondent Marianella Kloka is… »

03.07.2015

Towards the #Greferendum: Back to the future

Towards the #Greferendum: Back to the future

As the days count down to the 5th of July and the Greek referendum on whether to accept Europe’s demands for more austerity, which looks increasingly like a referendum on whether to stay in the Euro or leave it, our correspondent Marianella Kloka is providing us with her personal account… »

30.06.2015

On what basis should Greeks vote yes or no on Sunday?

On what basis should Greeks vote yes or no on Sunday?

There is endless commentary in the media about which way Greeks should vote to avoid an apocalypse. Some say Greeks should continue to accept the conditions required by the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European Commission. Others say Greeks should reject those conditions and go back and negotiate… »

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