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Photo by MacroPolis Our cruel summer

For decades, jumping onto a ferry at the last minute as it prepared to leave for one of the islands was almost a rite of passage in Greece. The lax safety procedures never bothered anyone. It was quaint to leap onto the loading ramp without being impeded by crush barriers, security checks or coast guard officers, but it was also convenient. But this view, commonly accepted for so many years, changed overnight.

Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis

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Image: Where are the Conservatives?

Kyriakos Mitsotakis won an impressive election victory in June 2023 to lead Greece for a second term as Prime Minister. He heads the New Democracy party (ND). Mitsotakis and ND profile themselves as “conservatives.” The main opposition parties, SYRIZA and PASOK, may be seen as “further left” (progressive) and “center left” (labor party), respectively.

Contributor: Bob Traa

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Categories: Politics (385), Economy (329), Greece (496)

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