COMMENT Politics

Lost legacy


A letter from former US President George H.W. Bush welcoming Bill Clinton to the White House in January 1993 has gone viral after Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton posted it on Instagram.


Meaningful moves

European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Managing Director Klaus Regling stated categorically Tuesday that the only way for Greece to return to international markets would be for the Greek government to claim full ownership of the country’s reform program.


Parallel strategies

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras does not want to force all of his cabinet members to adopt the same stance on a number of crucial issues.


Slippery path to nowhere

Recent developments indicate that the country is going through a serious institutional crisis. Sure, the phenomenon is not unique to the Greece of today. Other governments have in the past sought to manipulate state institutions or even control the state apparatus in order to advance their own undemocratic objectives.


Muddling along

A proposal put forward by a so-called national dialogue special committee, established to put forward recommendations for improving the Greek educational system, and particularly at the secondary level, has been rejected.

COMMENT Diplomacy

Erdogan furioso


Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at Recep Tayyip Erdogan University at a ceremony heralding the start of the academic year. His speech is a giant embrace of Turks across the world. In essence, though, it is a speech about Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

COMMENT Diplomacy US President Barack Obama waves before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Thursday. Obama is expected in Athens next month.

Reasonable expectations


US President Barack Obama’s expected visit to the Greek capital next month could mark a turning point in bilateral relations between Washington and Athens at a time when Greece is facing significant financial as well as diplomatic challenges.



Migrant riot at Lesvos camp damages asylum offices

Firefighters walk next to three burned prefabricated cabins, used as offices by asylum officials, at the Moria camp for refugees and migrants, on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, Monday. Greek police said that dozens of residents in an island camp for refugees and other migrants set fire Monday to part of the facility that handles asylum applications, during a protest over delays in the asylum process. [AP]