In our first meeting, about 18 months ago, in the context of the annual conference of the Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association (EENE), it was with satisfaction that Vassilis Apostolopoulos showed me the findings of a major survey that pointed to a drastic shift of public opinion in favor of entrepreneurship and indicated that citizens’ trust in the private sector as a lever of development had increased.

12.02.2019 / 19:50

Peace and security in Europe depends on achieving stability in the Western Balkans, Charles Ries, who served as US ambassador to Greece from 2004 to 2007 and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for European affairs from 2000 to 2004, has told Kathimerini in an interview.

14.05.2018 / 12:08

“Decision makers on both sides should ask themselves in every negotiation process: Could the other be right? That is the only way to reach an understanding,” Skopje Mayor Petre Shilegov told Kathimerini in a recent interview.

23.11.2017 / 15:12

Interest in recent elections to pick a leader for Greece’s nascent center-left party was not limited to ideologically affiliated politicians and voters.

09.11.2016 / 20:10

The Greek government has invested in Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Athens on a number of levels. The outgoing US president is expected to raise three main issues: the refugee and migrant crisis, regional stability (including the Cyprus issue) and, most of all, the Greek debt.

24.01.2016 / 12:04

Having taken over the New Democracy leadership after his surprise win in the conservatives’ January 20 elections and subsequently met with other party leaders, Kyriakos Mitsotakis now faces the challenging task of getting the political group’s finances under control.

18.12.2015 / 21:44

Almost a month after a botched leadership election, conservative voters are returning to the ballot box on Sunday to pick a new head for the main opposition New Democracy party amid growing polarization between the four contenders.