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Democracy's many guises and challenges
By Nick Malkoutzis
At second Athens Forum, experts analyze the threats to our form of governance, particularly growing inequality
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A painful curse
It was a curse and a painful one at that. It was a brutal act that brings shame on the person who committed it, on the party which...
EDITORIAL
Europe’s choice
Tuesday’s meeting between Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin is of crucial importa...
COMMENTARY
So near and yet so far
Here we are again, so near and yet so far from the coast, in a balancing act of fear between disaster and blurred normality, yet w...
EDITORIAL
Transfer withdrawal
There appear to be significant changes afoot at Greek universities. Academics interested in managing educational institutions – as...
COMMENTARY
Universities threatened by transfers
The problem arising from the abuse of the Greek university transfer system – whereby some students are allowed to move to an insti...
EDITORIAL
Capital changes
A sizable part of the middle of the Greek capital has been slated to receive a significant makeover with the implementation of an ...
COMMENTARY
High stakes after the Scottish vote
We will soon know whether the Scots voted for their country’s independence or whether they will remain citizens of the “United Kin...
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COMMENTARY
Greek society’s and lenders’ fatigue
 
By Costas Iordanidis
The issue of early elections continues to dog the coalition government despite all the official denials. That the administration is losing its cool is obvious.
COMMENTARY
Loud patriotism
 
By Alexis Papachelas
I admit that whenever politicians drag religious faith and worn-out patriotism into discussions I button up.
 
LIFE
ARCHITECTURE
Lakki, architectural gem on island of Leros, finally gets due attention
By Giorgos Lialios
Travel brochures of Leros are usually filled with pictures of Aghia Marina, your typical island village, along with the castle, the churches, the windmills and the island's – rather ordinary – beaches. There are just a handful of references to Lakki, and these are generally understated.
LIFE
EXHIBITION
The birth of the Aegean
By Christina Sanoudou
The history of how its distinctive archipelago was formed over the course of 20 million-plus years, and how the islands became the cradles of culture and in many cases the fields of great battles, is the subject of an exhibition at the Eugenides Foundation.
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Democracy's many guises and challenges
By Nick Malkoutzis
At second Athens Forum, experts analyze the threats to our form of governance, particularly growing inequality.
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