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Chaos and the metro

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Isn’t the metro being constructed part of public infrastructure, which the protesters, who don’t even live in Exarchia, are trying to derail?

‘Exemplary’ laws

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These attitudes cannot be eliminated and these behaviors are not discredited by making femicide a distinct crime in the criminal code, when homicide is already punished with life imprisonment.

The unbearable lightness of 2015

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We were given just one week to read and ponder hundreds of pages of dense economic text, whereas SYRIZA notoriously complains that its MPs need more than a week to read through fast-tracked legislation.

State secrets

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Why do companies have “privacy privileges” in their dealings with the state? Has the fashion of personal data been extended to legal entities (even under private law)?

Where’s the independence?

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The government may not realize it, but there are increasing murmurs in society about issues concerning transparency and integrity.

Sanctuary and guns

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As weird as gun ownership is to us, especially after everything that happened, “academic sanctuary” must also sound equally weird to a typical Republican.

The joke of the state

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A recent amendment submitted by the deputy minister to the prime minister stipulates that hazard pay for war-zone correspondents needs to be approved by a joint decision by the heads of no less than 21 ministries.

The deceptive fear of the far right

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A specter lingers over the government – a fear of the far right, which, however, has as its effect the implementation of far-right policies, not as a strategic choice, but as backsliding.

The plus sides of Greece+

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Greece+ marks a step forward. OK, it’s neither full nor perfect. But like all proposed plans, it serves as a platform for debate.