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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.


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24.09.2022 / 13:29

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.


16.09.2022 / 21:31

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.


10.09.2022 / 11:55

If we want to be “part of Europe,” we need to play by the European Union’s rules, however difficult this may seem at times.



26.08.2022 / 12:30

Who was surprised by the official opposition party’s violating the principle of confidentiality in Parliament’s Standing Committee on Institutions and Transparency meeting on Wednesday?


19.08.2022 / 21:36

Since Homer’s epics we have known that a basic principle of the Greeks’ society is to help friends and harm enemies.


12.08.2022 / 21:43

The country has so many chronic problems, the international environment is so unsettled, and people have such a need for stability, that each government’s worst enemy is itself.


22.07.2022 / 21:21

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?


15.07.2022 / 21:20

Who doesn’t love children? In which heart, in which culture do we not find the instinct for parents to care for their offspring with tenderness, hope and self-sacrifice?


12.07.2022 / 23:11

Among the many things that Greeks and Turks share is the saying, “a fool can drop a stone into a well and 40 wise men cannot get it out.”


08.07.2022 / 20:41

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.


05.07.2022 / 21:45

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.


01.07.2022 / 21:17

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.


24.06.2022 / 21:16

The hearings of the House Committee investigating the events that led to the insurrection of January 6, 2021, have highlighted the efforts of Donald Trump to overturn the victory of Joe Biden.