Tag Archives: Europe

In a few days, my flight is scheduled to return to Greece. It’ll be a short trip for a couple of weeks to see my relatives and friends there that I haven’t seen since last November. It was then that I decided to leave my homeland in Athens for a second time in my recent…

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While the European project is struggling to remain afloat through the destructive, vicious circle of austerity and dogmatic monetary policy choices that have been made over the last five years in the euro zone, the United States seems to be overcoming the crisis started in 2008 by following the opposite approach from Europe. Although the…

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Since 2010, when it was excluded from the markets, Greece has lost most of its sovereignty by surrendering unconditionally to its lenders the power of taking important decisions about its future. As a result, the Greek governments, including the current one, became accountable not to the people that they were voted in by, but to…

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Having recently had a most interesting interview with the European Commission’s president, José Manuel Barroso, I realized how much Europe struggles to tackle contradictory interests and views in a unified framework of solidarity among European members’ states. What I noticed then was that the word “solidarity” was mentioned several times by Barroso while we were…

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