Whoever has walked the broad Parisian boulevards or the bridges over the Seine at night, the time when youngsters play music and flirt on its banks, knows that the city is synonymous with love and life.
An “accident” was bound to happen at some point and the way that the United States and the European Union have been acting toward Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan led directly to on Tuesday’s incident, when the Turks shot down a Russian fighter jet.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is hostage to a group of MPs and party officials who hold extreme left-wing views on a number of crucial issues that affect society, such as educational reform and how the penitentiary system needs to work.
In the 30 years that have passed from 1985 to the present day, one of the most important achievements in the bloc, one that defines our relationship to the rest of the world – the freedom to move without hindrance within the EU – is being put into question.
Admitting to mistakes is not only a healthy habit; sometimes it is entirely necessary. In the case of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, this is something that he really should do before he seeks the support of the opposition parties in passing legislation pertaining to the controversial reforms.
Our political parties persist with faux ideological differences even though, for years now, it has been clear their only choice is between trying to stop the country’s fall from a cliff and ignoring the danger and allowing defeat.
The destructive earthquakes of 1999 prompted a real rapprochement between Greece and Turkey through the cooperation between then Foreign Minister George Papandreou and his Turkish counterpart Ismail Cem.