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F35s: A Tipping Point in the US-Turkey Relationship?


Three months ago, when the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) and the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) launched the #NoJetsForTurkey campaign (their joint initiative to halt F35 sales to Turkey), doubt was cast as to how effective this effort could be.


Have we learned our lesson?


Greece has gone through a crisis unlike any other in its recent history. It went bankrupt because its politicians were inept and arrogant, as was the elite that makes up its ruling class.

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Spilt milk


A lot of milk was spilt in Greece in 2015. SYRIZA’s amateurish and dangerous antics came at a heavy price for the country, and I’m not just talking about the 2, 30 or 100 billion euros various experts have estimated. 

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Crocodile tears


Just a few hours after Council of State judges in Athens issued a statement concerning an attack by the Rouvikonas anti-establishment group on the Athens premises of the country’s highest administrative court, judges at a misdemeanors court in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, released three of the men who attacked the city’s mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, last weekend.

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Road safety – a Greek oxymoron


I love Greeks, I have been married to one for 25 years, but I still don’t understand them. When we moved from Australia to the Peloponnese a few years ago, I arrived with a long-held belief that Greeks cherish their family above everything else.


Soft treatment


We should not be surprised by the multiplying incidents of random violence. It is the result of a policy of tolerance that started several years ago and has reached unprecedented heights under the current administration.



Pensioners protest over health cuts


Pensioners held a protest rally at Kotzia Square in central Athens Friday to denounce cuts to their pensions and demand better healthcare. More specifically, retirees called for free public healthcare without preconditions and prerequisites, and the immediate hiring of doctors and nursing staff to cover vacancies at public hospitals. They also slammed what they described as the commercialization of the country’s health sector and called for the reopening of hospitals and medical units that have been shut down. [Eurokinissi]