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Households across Europe face much higher winter energy bills due to a global surge in wholesale power and gas prices and consumer groups have warned the most vulnerable in the region could be hit by fuel poverty as a result.


In this August 19, 2021, file photo, a wall stands along the frontier between Turkey and Iran, in Van Province, eastern Turkey. Haunted by a 2015 migration crisis fueled by the Syrian war, European leaders desperately want to avoid another large-scale influx of migrants and refugees from Afghanistan. [Emrah Gurel/AP]
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From above, the new border wall separating Turkey from Iran looks like a white snake winding through the barren hills. So far it only covers a third of the 540-kilometer (335-mile) border, leaving plenty of gaps for migrants to slip across in the dead of night.


Tourists are seen in front of closed shops and restaurants in Mykonos town as Greece banned music in restaurants and bars and imposed a nighttime curfew on Mykonos island, July 18. [Reuters]
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For two balmy weeks in July, hotel manager George Tselios dared to hope his pandemic nightmare was behind him. He was getting 100 bookings a day for his Rhodes seaside resort – “unthinkable numbers” for the past year and nearing normal levels.

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Here is a genuine question: Is digital transformation any different this time? Or is it just new words and terminologies describing the decades-old phenomenon of organizational change induced by information technologies (IT)?


The container terminal at Greece’s biggest port, Piraeus, is seen in a fie photo. [Yiannis Kolesidis/Reuters]
ANALYSIS

Economic diplomacy is a domain concerned with utilizing both diplomatic skills and economic instruments to promote a county’s strategic, economic and political growth.

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ANALYSIS

The monetary policy strategy of the ECB sets the main principles and tools that guide and support the Eurosystem in the fulfillment of its mandate, which is to keep prices stable.



Greek political party leaders meeting under then president Pavlos Pavlopoulos (center) on July 6, 2015. [ANA-MPA]
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On Monday, July 6, 2015, a day after the bailout referendum in Greece, the Russian Embassy in Athens posted an official communication on its website, announcing that a telephone conversation had taken place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras upon the latter’s request. The phone call has been underestimated in […]

A picture of the original work by Italian artist Guglielmo Caccia that was stolen from the National Gallery in Athens (left). An image of the sketch that appeared in the online catalogue of the Pandolfini auction house (right).
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Stolen paintings by Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian were recovered this week, following a police search that lasted nine years after they were removed from the National Gallery in Athens. However, another work of art swiped at the same time, a pen and sepia wash drawing by the 16th-century Italian artist Guglielmo Caccia, was not found. 


United States President Joe Biden delivers remarks in Washington, DC on Wednesday. [EPA]
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By publicly calling his country just “Macedonia,” Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has in a sense violated the regulations of the 2018 Prespes agreement; a bilateral pact between Greece and North Macedonia concerning the country’s name.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen present Greece's national recovery plan at the Ancient Agora in Athens, on June 17. [Intime News]
ANALYSIS

The big news isn’t the size of the European recovery fund. The 800 billion euros of course makes it the largest European program since the Marshall Plan, but it is relatively small compared to the American one.


A street vendor stands in front of protesting civil servants during a rally marking a 24-hour general strike in Athens on Wednesday. [Kostas Tsironis/EPA]
ECONOMY

The economy is performing better than many had expected, judging by the relatively small recession in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2020.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and officials attend the inauguration of Taksim Mosque in central Istanbul on May 28. [Reuters]
ANALYSIS

Hagia Sophia is at the center of a political controversy in Turkey. The conversion of the museum housed in a 6th century Christian church in Istanbul into a mosque by presidential decree sparked a big debate in the country. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s move is seen as a turning point for the Turkish president, having generated […]

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This might seem strange to some readers, but the 1821 Greek Revolution was one of the hardest of the time to organize and perhaps had to overcome the most difficult hurdles of all.