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It is a difficult time for realpolitik. A few weeks before the European Parliament elections, and especially at a time when the Greek prime minister is on a difficult tour of traditionally ultra-patriotic northern Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis is called upon to defy the political cost and confirm the family tradition on issues of foreign policy […]


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23.04.2024 / 18:07

New Democracy’s decision to nominate Fredi Beleri, the imprisoned mayor of Himare, as a candidate for the European Parliament aims to highlight Albania’s violation of the rule of law as a European concern.


09.04.2024 / 21:15

His political career lasted over half a century; it was full of crises, scandals, even an assassination attempt. But some of the most dramatic passages in the memoirs of Wolfgang Schaeuble concern Greece.



17.03.2024 / 16:00

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been banished – along with the prime minister – from the customary Easter celebrations by the Church of Greece, which has chosen this method of payback for the ratification of the same-sex marriage law.




11.02.2024 / 23:31

In an interview with Kathimerini, David Evan Harris, who teaches artificial intelligence (AI) ethics for leaders at Berkeley, suggests identifying at-risk jobs and investing in education.


10.02.2024 / 11:30

According to the Greek government, its performance on the rule of law and freedom of the press has been judged at the ballot box. This argument is a little “Trumpish.”


04.02.2024 / 19:23

Every time I go to a nice new wine bar in some Athenian neighborhood on the outskirts of the city center, I am overwhelmed by contradictory feelings.


03.02.2024 / 20:39

Suspicion of humanitarian organizations is not a Greek hang-up; it’s universal. The case of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is a typical example.


10.01.2024 / 12:32

Everyone agrees that the country needs a strong opposition, even the government and even the government spokesman, Pavlos Marinakis, who said as much after the election of Stefanos Kasselakis to the leadership of SYRIZA. But what has been going on recently?



29.12.2023 / 01:37

“I can now observe my life as it comes to an end. I find it exciting to observe myself,” Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s former finance minister, said in one of the last interviews he gave before his death on Tuesday.