Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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  • Does Greece need a third programme?

    Photo by MacroPolis 25/09/2014

    During his visit to Berlin this week, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras repeatedly emphasised that Greece does not require a third financial support programme. In his conversation with Chancellor Angela Merkel he highlighted that the Greek sovereign was able to successfully return to international bond markets in April after a three-year forced hiatus.
  • Run this way: The recurring pattern of Greek leaders

    Photo by Can Esenbel [http://www.mundanepleasure.com/] 19/09/2014

    As the Greek general elections of May (and then June) 2012 approached, every poor unfortunate European politician attempted to grab a moment in the spotlight by pontificating on whether Greece should or should not be in the single currency. While the euro vultures picked at Greece's carcass, thousands of fear-stricken Greeks withdrew their money from local banks.
  • The television will not be revolutionised

    Photo by MacroPolis 12/09/2014

    When Prime Minister Antonis Samaras decided to close down public broadcaster ERT in June 2013, then government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou stood in front of TV cameras and called the service “a characteristic case of a unique lack of transparency... that ends today.”