In an inspired speech at the Athens Democracy Forum Thursday, the president of the European Commission outlined the course of democracy from ancient Athens to today, noting its successes, its imperfections, its retreats, and its current challenges.
In Iran, thousands of women, and many men, have taken to the streets to protest against the regime, following the death of a 22-year-old woman of Kurdish descent who died at the hands of the “morality police” after being detained for not covering her hair adequately.
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was justified in expressing his “happiness” in Parliament on Thursday, referring to a recent opinion poll which found that most Turks (64 percent) believe that there is no enmity between their country and Greece.
At what point do we realize that the dangers which our country faces are so serious that we must deprive ourselves of the pleasures of our extreme domestic political rivalry in order to deal with them?
Boris Johnson’s resignation from the leadership of the Conservative Party, like the avalanche of revelations regarding Donald Trump’s role in the uprising of January 6, 2021, is a dramatic instance of democracy’s unique ability to correct its mistakes.
From the moment the Novartis story broke it was clear that it was a scandal. It wasn’t just the accusations that doctors had been bribed by the multinational pharmaceutical company that shook Greece – it was the political angle of the story that did it.
At the NATO Summit in Madrid, when Turkey agreed to the future accession of Sweden and Finland, Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not look like a man who had triumphed after keeping the military alliance hostage for several weeks.