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09.07.2019

Greece: New self-reliant right wing government – The Golden Dawn out of the Parliament

Greece: New self-reliant right wing government – The Golden Dawn out of the Parliament

The new Parliament, as it emerged from the results of the 7th July elections in Greece, consists of six parties. This time, the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is out of Parliament and this is a victory for the 58% of the electorate that went to the polls. The conservative right… »

09.10.2015

Anna Polo in Greece, helping to illuminate the darkness

Anna Polo in Greece, helping to illuminate the darkness

Anna has been engaged for many years in the areas of peace and nonviolence, coordinating a commission on these subjects for the European Region of the Humanist International (at the kick off meeting in 2003 in Prague and presenting the final report in 2004 in Budapest) and then continuing this… »

23.09.2015

Greek election result analysis: The thunderous silence

Greek election result analysis: The thunderous silence

These Greek national elections have probably been the quietest in recent years with an “eloquent silence” of the electorate. Everyone should have expected this though after so many surprises and twists that have taken place in Greece in recent months. Throughout the electoral campaign people were calm and smiling, courteous… »

20.09.2015

Greek snap election: New Democracy concedes defeat to Tsipras’s leftist Syriza

Greek snap election: New Democracy concedes defeat to Tsipras’s leftist Syriza

The Greek left-wing party Syriza is expected to take 145 seats in the 300-member parliament, the Interior Ministry said after counting 54 percent of the vote cast in the snap election Sunday. The leader of New Democracy, Syriza’s main rival in the polling, has already conceded defeat. “The electoral result… »

19.09.2015

The Left and its constant splits

The Left and its constant splits

Since I started concerning myself with politics, a question has been bothering me: why have parties of the left been so easily driven into splits and re-splits which undoubtedly weaken their ability to influence or even raise awareness in larger sectors of society? The redefinition of the Left’s strategy employed… »

15.07.2015

Dispensing with Democracy

Dispensing with Democracy

By Danny Katch  – ANCIENT GREECE is said to have introduced democracy to the world some 2,500 years ago. Now the world is trying to show modern Greece that it’s been wrong all along. Last January, when the Greeks elected the radical left party SYRIZA into power, with its platform… »

28.06.2015

Greek referendum: “The economy isn’t just a matter for experts”

Greek referendum: “The economy isn’t just a matter for experts”

Interview by Domenico Musella and Anna Polo.  The Greek translation of this article appears after the English version. Greece is permanently in the spotlight at the moment and the hashtag #greferendum is trending. We will go deeper into the issue with Marianella Kloka, member of the organisation World without Wars… »

10.06.2015

Turkey moves against authoritarianism

Turkey moves against authoritarianism

It seems that the Syriza-effect has gone beyond Greece and extended to its Turkish neighbour. Election results from the country show that no party gained a majority, much to the annoyance of the leading party, the AKP, that was aiming to achieve a super-majority in order to make constitutional changes,… »

25.02.2015

But the problem for Greece is not the Debt!

But the problem for Greece is not the Debt!

On one hand, there is the drama of the Greek people who find their saviour in Syriza; on the other hand, there is a farce between the latter and the rest of the EU, which swings from the serious to the out of control – much to the delight of… »

24.02.2015

Greece wins approval from Eurogroup, but seriously, what was the big fight between Varoufakis and Schäuble all about?

Greece wins approval from Eurogroup, but seriously, what was the big fight between Varoufakis and Schäuble all about?

On Friday, after days of intense and difficult negotiations, Greece and the Eurogroup were able to approve an agreement covering the next four months. Whereas Greece wanted to call the deal “bridging finance”, the Eurogroup insisted on calling it a “bailout extension” [at the end of the day it’s all… »

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