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Kyriakos Mitsotakis takes aim at the ruling Syriza party in a HuffPost Greece interview.
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The case of Greece is worth standing for: due to its geopolitical burden in troubled times but also due to the fact that Greece belongs to the same community of countries sharing the values of democracy, liberty, social justice.
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Europe, now more than ever, needs a persuasive alternative to counter the German insistence on austerity. Instead, Tsipras decided to partake in some shadowboxing for the viewing pleasure of the Greek public.
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The Greek word "kolotoumba," or somersault, indicative of a complete reversal in one's thinking or policies, has become the new catchphrase of the Greek political scene, repeatedly trumpeted in the local media as well as the foreign press.
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This piece originally appeared in HuffPost Greece and was translated into English. MILESTONES In the years to follow, "change
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Those who know Tsipras well say he rarely loses control or focus; he stays on target and he is always calm. They say he rarely
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We are a proud and hard-working people who saw our lives change abruptly, with the introduction of strict austerity measures. The new Prime Minister is promising to change all that.
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The internal political situation is highly polarized between political forces playing with fear and insecurity and others capitalizing on anger and despair. This inflates extreme right and left populism. Much irresponsible and opportunistic rhetoric abounds. This polarization is squeezing out moderate left of center forces that historically have been fundamental in promoting democracy and reforms in Greece.
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Ineluctably, the failure to elect a president led to dissolve the government of New Democracy and proclaim new legislative elections.
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It is hard to even imagine how many countries and heads of state didn't have a Twitter or Facebook account not that long ago. In fact, popular Greek politician Eva Kaili has also been a strong proponent of digital outreach by elected officials
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Can a party with no politicians meet the challenge and make the edge in Greek politics? Can it change the course, sidelining the political oligarchies that have been ruling Greece for roughly 70 years, often accused of lack of ethos, accountability and common sense?
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"Today debt and corruption are joined like body and soul, two parts of one whole problem, and, as Plato taught us so long ago, we shall suffer without end if we cannot patch the leaky vessel of unchecked desire."
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We are doing everything halfheartedly, taking part in a frenzied campaign to keep ourselves heartened, to convince ourselves not to give up.
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ATHENS, June 1 (Reuters) - Greece's June 17 national election is being cast as make-or-break for its future in the euro and
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"Jack and the Beanstalk" is a story about how Jack and a terrible ogre finally compromise, learning to live together because they fear one another too much to risk doing otherwise. A similar hope of compromise is what lies at the heart of Greek voters.
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As two countries in the EU, France and Greece, go to polls on Sunday, far-right or populist nationalist movements are on the rise on the continent even further, to the degree that they will soon seriously challenge the post-WWII order.