Fighting off the specter of barbarism
INTERVIEWS

For more than two years, Doctors of the World Greece (MdM-Greece) have been working relentlessly in Ukraine to help rebuild hospitals and shelters, and provide medical, psychological and material support to locals forced to flee occupied territories amid mines and shelling and the sorrowful sound of sirens. “The destruction […]


Marc Pierini: Expectations for ‘success’ in Greek-Turkish relations ‘high’ 
FOREIGN POLICY

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have a “unique and historical opportunity to consolidate the steps taken so far” in relations between their two countries, according to Marc Pierini, a senior fellow at Carnegie Europe and former European Union ambassador to Turkey. In this interview with Kathimerini shortly before the […]

Erdogan: Issues of sovereignty do not harm dialogue
FOREIGN POLICY

A few hours before welcoming Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Kathimerini about all the issues pertaining to the two countries’ bilateral relations.


Marina Satti ready to ‘rock the stage’ at Eurovision
FESTIVAL

It was just a few days after “Zari” was unveiled as the song that would represent Greece at the Eurovision song contest in Malmo, Sweden, on April 11, and we were at a house party in Thessaloniki, northern Greece.

‘Britain and Greece have a co-ownership of Byron’
LORD LYTTON

“Britain and Greece have a co-ownership of Byron; in Britain as a foremost poet and in Greece as someone associated with Greek liberation,” says Lord Lytton, a fourth-generation descendant of Lord Byron, in a special edition of Kathimerini.

Countless life forms in the universe
WALTER LEWIN

“Teachers who make physics boring are criminals.” With this quote, the famous physicist and former MIT professor Walter Lewin summarizes the meaning of his lectures.




Seizing the opportunity for a Cyprus deal
NUSRAT GHANI

The existing parameters of the United Nations are flexible enough to facilitate a settlement to the Cyprus dispute that addresses the priorities of both sides on the ethnically split Mediterranean island, Nusrat Ghani, the UK’s minister of state for Europe, says.

‘We will not have psychology in the future’
IAN PARKER

In two packed auditoriums in Athens, psychoanalyst and emeritus professor of the University of Leicester Ian Parker recently presented his new book, co-authored with David Pavon-Cuellar, and now translated into Greek, titled “Psychoanalysis and Revolution: Critical Psychology for Liberation Movements.”


State secession is a scenario if Biden wins
ROBERT KAGAN

He was born in Athens, the son of Donald Kagan, a prominent classicist and expert in the history of the Peloponnesian War. However, Robert Kagan did not follow his father’s academic path, but instead worked at the State Department under the Ronald Reagan administration, as a speechwriter for the then secretary of state George P. Shultz, and a member of the United States Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff, before ending up at the Brookings Institution as a senior fellow and as a regular analyst for the Washington Post.

Monument is ancient, not the art
KATERINA EVANGELATOU

Stage director Katerina Evangelatou is midway through her second term as artistic director of the Athens-Epidaurus Festival, the country’s biggest cultural event.


Qualified majority in EU for foreign policy issues
RADOSLAW SIKORSKI

Poland’s Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski says his country is in favor of the European Union adopting qualified majority voting when making decisions on certain foreign policy matters. Concerning the war in Ukraine, he notes that both sides are exhausted and that countries need to increase their support toward Kyiv.

’There are no shortcuts’ to EU integration
NATASA PIRC MUSAR

Every country that wants to become a member of the European Union “must fulfill the conditions,” Natasa Pirc Musar, the president of Slovenia, tells Kathimerini, discussing the integration of the Western Balkans.


If Ukraine falls, Russia will ‘directly menace the European NATO members’
PROFESSOR NIALL FERGUSON

He may study the past but does not hesitate to comment on the present or make predictions about the future. Scottish historian Niall Ferguson, author of “Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe,” among many others, is clear about one thing: if the United States does not restore support to Kyiv, Ukraine will no longer be able […]