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Stifled dreams
By Maria Katsounaki
What do you tell a student who worked hard to make the grade to make into a university in Athens? That yet one more decision made behind closed doors was presented as being in favor of society when in fact it actually prepares teenagers for what equity means in Greece?
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ANALYSIS
EUís three big problems all linked
The outgoing president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, said at the weekend that his successor, Donald Tusk, currently ...
COMMENTARY
A great president
I fully understand the countryís need for political stability, a necessity which makes the election of a president by the current ...
EDITORIAL
Donít feed the zombies
There can be no growth without resolving the issue of nonperforming business loans. However, the solution to this problem should n...
COMMENTARY
Keeping an eye on international developments
The Ukrainian crisis may herald the start of a second Cold War, while there is no shortage of analysts comparing the current inter...
EDITORIAL
A few good men
It gives us a great deal of hope that we have a new batch of mayors and regional authorities, as well as university rectors who re...
ANALYSIS
Greek quest for debt relief faces hurdles in Paris
As Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras tries to follow Ireland and Portugal out the bailout exit door, he faces a month of bargai...
COMMENTARY
Stifled dreams
At more or less the same time every year, we see the same images of high school graduates looking through the Education Ministryís...
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COMMENTARY
Self-destructing political system
 
By Costas Iordanidis
It finally seemed as if we had found some peace of mind. The vast majority of Greek MPs chose to abstain from festivities on August 15, also known as Assumption Day, thus sparing us from the cacophony of vacuous political statements in the midst of the summer season.
COMMENTARY
Purification rituals
 
By Nikos Xydakis
The unprecedented taxes that the conservative-led government has imposed on taxpayers, businesspeople, professionals and salaried workers are being paid with money that they donít have to spare.
 
LIFE
GASTRONOMY
From crowdfunding to recipes for sharing
By Anna Mazarakis
Three-quarters of a cup of creativity, two tablespoons of love, a pinch of anxiety, a few drops of doubt Ė these are just a few of the ingredients Alexandra Stratou listed in a Kickstarter video introducing what it took to create a self-published cookbook filled with family recipes.
BUSINESS
ANALYSIS
Perceptions and praying for our peers
By Dimitris Kontogiannis
Biggest threats to Greeceís recovery are how others view the country and other eurozone statesí performance.
COMMENTARY
SOCIETY
Purification rituals
By Nikos Xydakis
As the deadly deflation deepens, as the economy remains locked in recession for a sixth consecutive year, and as unemployment hovers at a stubbornly high rate, it simply makes no sense to drain the economy in advance. The Greek economy is dying for liquidity and demand-side measures while people are desperate for jobs.
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