Balkans, Greece

Greece is still struggling to cope with the refugee crisis

Published: Independent

Refugee flows to Greece, one of migrants’ and refugees’ most important points of entry into Europe, have risen by 200% in the last five months, mainly due to conditions in Syria and the Turkish government’s efforts to relocate refugees away from Istanbul. But for years, Greece has been unable to manage effectively its migration problem, and the country is still far from able to accommodate this sharp increase, even if it is much smaller than the dramatic uptick in 2015 (…) Read Full Article.

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Balkans, Europe, Greece

Five Predictions About the Greek Elections

Published: Balkan Insight

Ahead of Sunday’s polls in Greece, a number of things look fairly safe bets when it comes to the outcome – including that Alexis Tsipras won’t be the prime minister any longer.
Election results are hard to call ahead of time in any country, but a number of predictions about the Greek elections this Sunday can be made with a fair degree of confidence (…) Read full article.

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Balkans, Centre Ground, Greece

Greece’s populist sands are shifting

Published: Progress

As Westminster does its best to tear itself apart, the Greek parliament has been playing out its own internal drama – between two very strange bedfellows. The most paradoxical coalition in the European Union has finally come to an end: the far-right Independent Hellenes – or ANEL – under the leadership of Panos Kammenos, walked out of their coalition with the radical left party Syriza, led by prime minister Alexis Tsipras. While managing to weaken the government, enough ANEL members of parliament have remained to keep the shaky coalition standing.

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Balkans, Greece

Οι νομπελίστες με τα καλάσνικοφ

«Ψεύδεται το BBC!», είχε αναφωνήσει ο Αχιλλέας Μπέος, όταν το βρετανικό κανάλι έκανε αναφορά στο στημένο παιχνίδι Πανιωνίου-Δυναμό Τυφλίδας το 2004. Υπάρχει για όλους μας, η στιγμή που θα κληθούμε να απαντήσουμε ποιον πιστεύουμε: το BBC ή τον Μπέο; Για τους αντιπάλους του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ, αυτή η στιγμή ήρθε με την υποψηφιότητα του πρωθυπουργού για το Νόμπελ. Κάνει λάθος όλη η διεθνής κοινότητα, και είμαστε σωστοί εμείς;

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