POLITICS

Why the Prespa Agreement is important
OPINION

The Prespa Agreement boldly untangled what was a Gordian knot. Typical foolishness prevented it from being fully exploited to Greece’s benefit and allowed it to be undermined by North Macedonia’s jingoistic far-right.


Mickoski doing his sponsors’ bidding
FOREIGN POLICY

Incendiary statements by Hristijan Mickoski, the winner of North Macedonia’s May 8 parliamentary election, have dispelled the illusion that his VMRO-DPMNE party is a modern European center-right party and not the nationalist populist formation led by his predecessor.


‘Likes’ do not translate into votes
OPINION

You can’t avoid vertigo if you put the latest opinion polls and the social media influence of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the leader of the main opposition, Stefanos Kasselakis, side by side.

It’s realpolitik, stupid!
OPINION

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 […]




The perils of irredentism
OPINION

The calculated maneuver reminiscent of a “sly politician” undertaken by the new president of North Macedonia, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, following the international uproar caused by her decision to shun her country’s official name during her inauguration, has left the contentious issue unresolved.


PM seeking to plug leaks in Greek north
POLITICS

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will set up camp in northern Greece on Thursday to begin a series of tours over two days aiming to limit leakage to parties to the right of ruling New Democracy and which in the June 2023 elections received a total of around 20% of the vote between them.