COMMENT Diplomacy

A volatile situation


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.


Hostage to the far-left

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.


Party reboot

New Democracy is in a sorry state right now and responsibility for this lies both with those under the spotlight and those moving behind the scenes.

COMMENT Migration

Terrorism sets its own rules


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.

COMMENT Politics

An apology can go a long way

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.

COMMENT Politics

All power to fantasies


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.


Surveying the damage

The recapitalization of Greek banks is a process that is of absolutely vital importance to the country. It is equally crucial that these banks remain in private hands.