XENIA KOUNALAKI

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When does a politician’s past come under the statute of limitations? When are their own sins expunged and when is citizens’ forgetfulness legitimate, even appropriate?


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16.01.2021 / 19:11

With three candidates vying on Friday and Saturday to take over the leadership of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) and succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor, Greece is weighing who could best serve its interest.



09.10.2020 / 21:11

Can anyone write about the Athens Court of Appeal’s verdict on Golden Dawn without resorting to clichés? Without using words like “historic,” “victory” or “democracy”? Without mentioning the Brechtian figure of Magda Fyssa or her cry “Son, you did it”? It’s tough.


19.09.2020 / 19:07

When I was young and woke up abruptly in the middle of the night – during that transitionary phase between dream and reality – I used to see shadows and shapes that were not really there.


17.08.2020 / 07:14

I’m reading “Flights,” by Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk, which is an ode to travel.


16.07.2020 / 09:41

The already tense relationship between Greece and Turkey has been strained further in the wake of Ankara’s leaking of a supposedly secret meeting between Greek, Turkish and German officials following Turkey’s controversial decision to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a mosque and amid an increasingly aggressive Turkish stance in the East Mediterranean. 


29.05.2020 / 16:19

The same people that we chose to trust in the past few months are now assuring us that it is now safe for kids to return to school.