Wrong approach


The first measure that needed to be taken in tackling the resurgence of the migration crisis was to transfer asylum applicants to the mainland.

COMMENT Diplomacy mitsotakis

The Greek armed forces are no gnat


Challenges on the Syrian front may be making certain associates of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s, and possibly even himself, wonder whether there may be something to gain from opening another front – in Cyprus or the Aegean.


Illegitimate violence


The distrust felt by residents of the Greek islands in the eastern Aegean is completely justified. They have borne the brunt of the refugee crisis on behalf of the rest of Europe.

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Death, liberty and COVID-19


Just as death is the limit of life, so the fear of death, its messenger – a virus, a law, a war – marks the limits of liberty. The spread of the new coronavirus that broke out in a food market in China in December shows how vulnerable we are as individuals and societies.


Risk of distortion


Allowing self-employed professionals to choose the amount of social security contributions they want to pay does indeed satisfy the long-time request for a rationalization of the burdens imposed by the social security legislation introduced in 2016 and known as the Katrougalos law, after the labor minister at the time, Giorgos Katrougalos. 



Greece reports fourth coronavirus case


A worker wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant at a high school in the northern city of Thessaloniki, on Thursday. A Greek 36-year-old woman who recently returned home from northern Italy became Greece’s fourth coronavirus case and is being closely monitored, health authorities said on Friday. [Giannis Papanikos/AP]