The fear syndrome doesnt suit Greeks

Speaking about Gulbeyaz Karahasan - Greek Muslim PASOK nominee for the Drama-Kavala-Xanthi prefecture in the October polls - Thessaloniki Prefect Panayiotis Psomiadis chose to emphasize one particular word: fear. According to reports, Psomiadis said: «In our country we are afraid to say we are...

A threat to our pensions system

There is a charming slogan favored by anarchists in Greece - «pensions at 18 and conscription at 100.» In view of the crisis that has been smoldering on many levels of the economy, it is quite likely that this slogan - or at least the first part of it - may soon have some bearing on reality. The...

Knee-jerk reactions against the USA

From the time of British statesman Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston, it has been common knowledge that in diplomacy there are no enemies and friends, only interests. This is a rule everywhere apart from Greece, if we trust opinion polls. According to a poll carried out by GPO during US...

An absence of workable models

The findings of recent opinion polls are truly paradoxical: The overwhelming majority of Greeks claim to accept the need for reforms while simultaneously rejecting any initiatives proposed by the government. Some regard these answers as hypocritical. Everyone claims to want reforms as long as...

A message from the Centre–Left

There is a democratic paradox reflected in the communication deficit of the Centre-Left. Like democracy, which the more it deepens more players are involved in a more complex decision making process, the message of the Centre – Left has become so complex that it can easily be lost.

The end of unemployment

Δεν πρόκειται να υπάρξει τέλος της εργασίας, όπως προέβλεψε ο Jeremy Rifkin. Mάλλον, το τέλος αφορά την μόνιμη «θέση εργασίας» [αγγλικά]