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Why Brexit is a massive smokescreen (and why Britain should leave nonetheless)

Why Brexit is a massive smokescreen (and why Britain should leave nonetheless)

The actual challenge is not to cede national sovereignty to some mythical state of international economic integration, but to resist the corruption of the national policy-making process by shifts to technocracies and to ensure that the voting systems are not corrupted by lobbyists working in the interests of specific capital elites”.

03 June 2016

by Thomas Fazi

Greece begins moving migrants from Idomeni camp

Greece begins moving migrants from Idomeni camp

Greece has begun evacuating thousands of stranded migrants from the makeshift Idomeni camp on its northern border with Macedonia.

24 May 2016

Greek lawmakers vote for austerity as protests turn ugly

Greek lawmakers vote for austerity as protests turn ugly

Greece's parliament has voted -- by a razor-thin margin -- to cut pensions and increase taxes ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels

09 May 2016

Greek Migrant Camp Rape and Chaos

Greek Migrant Camp Rape and Chaos

“Many of the young men get drunk. They shout, fight and do ugly things. No one dares to confront them.”

26 April 2016

Migrants seek new routes into Balkans after formal borders sealed

Migrants seek new routes into Balkans after formal borders sealed

After weeks stranded at a closed border in northern Greece, migrants and refugees are seeking out new, irregular routes to get into Macedonia

24 April 2016

Why BREXIT? A Message from Troika Occupied Greece

Why BREXIT? A Message from Troika Occupied Greece

The EU's regime of open borders in capital and goods has meant produce from around the world flooded Greek markets, destroying all indigenous production to the point of making it extinct.

23 April 2016

by Van Gelis

A Manifesto for Southern Europe

A Manifesto for Southern Europe

The West is in fear that the new economic crisis is emerging and no one is going to adhere to the blackmail of the turbo globalized capitalism.

23 April 2016

by Giuseppe Zaccaria

EU to propose visa-free travel for Turks May 4 if terms met

EU to propose visa-free travel for Turks May 4 if terms met

The European Union's executive said on Wednesday it will propose on May 4 granting Turks visa-free travel to the bloc from late June -- if Ankara meets the remaining conditions

20 April 2016

Greece: Imported Multicultural Mass Migration

Greece: Imported Multicultural Mass Migration

The EU wants to assign migrant numbers to each EU nation state and it is to this end that all the political forces in Greece are working.

14 April 2016

by Van Gelis

A Strategy for Our Times When Democracy is A Vestige

A Strategy for Our Times When Democracy is A Vestige

Where alternatives cut themselves off from the power blocs, new realities can be formed which will then be emulated.

13 April 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Macedonian police fires tear gas and rubber bullets at migrants trying to sneak through border

Macedonian police fires tear gas and rubber bullets at migrants trying to sneak through border

“The asylum system is frankly quite ridiculous. People have to lodge their applications through Skype, but in the camp it’s just not plausible.”

10 April 2016

Migrant Crisis: Deportations resume from Greece to Turkey

Migrant Crisis: Deportations resume from Greece to Turkey

The second group of deported migrants has arrived by ferry in Turkey from Greece as part of an EU deal to reduce the numbers reaching Europe

08 April 2016

Greece: In the Eye of the Storm

Greece: In the Eye of the Storm

Greece is one large prison where every passing day brings on worse news.

07 April 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

On Wikileaks’ Revelations – IMF- Merkel - Syriza: Triumvirate of the Absurd

On Wikileaks’ Revelations – IMF- Merkel - Syriza: Triumvirate of the Absurd

We have Paul Mason raising the ‘bad’ IMF vs. the ‘good’ Ms Merkel when he pretends the IMF is interested in ‘debt relief’ for Greece (which Germany opposes).

04 April 2016

by Van Gelis

Migrant crisis: Greece starts deportations to Turkey

Migrant crisis: Greece starts deportations to Turkey

Scores of migrants boarded ferries on the Greek island of Lesbos and arrived in Dikili, western Turkey

04 April 2016

Migrant crisis: Concerns rise as EU-Turkey deal looms

Migrant crisis: Concerns rise as EU-Turkey deal looms

There is growing concern over a lack of preparation for the plan to send migrants back from Greece to Turkey, two days before it goes into effect.

02 April 2016

The “Doubting Thomas” agreement

The “Doubting Thomas” agreement

The pact between the EU and Turkey by someone has been called "historic" but it's just a way to take time according to motto of "if I do not see I do not think"

25 March 2016

by Giuseppe Zaccaria

Europe at zero rate

Europe at zero rate

European Bank and Mario Draghi have implemented "the biggest redistribution of wealth in Europe since the post-war era", but monetary policy is not enough to wake Europe from its slumber.

22 March 2016

by Giuseppe Zaccaria

Syrian and Afghan migrants clash with each other the next day after Angelina Jolie visit

Syrian and Afghan migrants clash with each other the next day after Angelina Jolie visit

People, who stood in line for free food, started a massive fight

18 March 2016

Interview with Dimitris Kazakis Leader of EPAM. Part 1

Interview with Dimitris Kazakis Leader of EPAM. Part 1

Germans Have Right to Oppose Migration, Greece Threatened by NATO Takeover. One of the most intelligent and interesting Greek politicians talks on different topics and today`s main geopolitical issues.

17 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Hundreds of refugees make defiant journey on foot into Macedonia

Hundreds of refugees make defiant journey on foot into Macedonia

Hundreds of migrants have crossed from Greece into Macedonia after finding a way through the border fence

15 March 2016

Greece is Being Filled with Economic Migrants, Not Refugees, While Merkel Orders More

Greece is Being Filled with Economic Migrants, Not Refugees, While Merkel Orders More

It is time to speak openly on the migration crisis: they are not refugees, they are migrants

10 March 2016

Opinion: 1

by Joshua Tartakovsky

 Will the real Varoufakis please stand up?

Will the real Varoufakis please stand up?

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts…

09 March 2016

by Van Gelis

Why is Greece’s leftist premier befriending Israel’s right-wing Netanyahu?

Why is Greece’s leftist premier befriending Israel’s right-wing Netanyahu?

It’s another sign that the Syriza government – once a cri de coeur for the international left – has been forced by European creditors to abandon its traditional criticism for Israel.

05 March 2016

by Max J. Schindler

Europe’s patience finally runs off

Europe’s patience finally runs off

With more and more migrant encampments appearing in Greece, a European Union leader issued a stark warning Thursday to millions in search of economic opportunity: Stay away

04 March 2016

Opinion: 1

Living in slums, Greece's migrants fight hunger and cold

Living in slums, Greece's migrants fight hunger and cold

According to United Nations data, about a quarter of the one million refugees and migrants who fled their homes to head to Europe last year were Afghans.

01 March 2016

Opinion: 3

Beware of NATO bearing gifts

Beware of NATO bearing gifts

Greece, Turkey, the Aegean, and NATO never mixed in a positive, fruitful manner.

25 February 2016

by Ioannis Mantzikos

Troika’s War on Housing: Greek Homelessness Goes Mainstream

Troika’s War on Housing: Greek Homelessness Goes Mainstream

Despite the numerous bailouts, the Troika wants even more and implies additional taxation on Greeks with low to no income

12 February 2016

by Van Gelis

A Bosnian terrorist captured in Greece

A Bosnian terrorist captured in Greece

Greece is once again in the eye of the storm because of her unfortunate geography and the inability of her successive governments to protect her borders.

05 February 2016

by Ioannis Mantzikos

The Greek Pensions Debacle in the Era of the Neoliberal EU

The Greek Pensions Debacle in the Era of the Neoliberal EU

From one end of Greece to another there are demos, protests, road blockades and pickets by professional associations and farmers.

29 January 2016

by Van Gelis

The Greek connection to Jihadi routes

The Greek connection to Jihadi routes

Greece is not only a route for jihadists trying to reach Iraq and Syria, but also a gateway into Europe for fighters returning home from the Middle East.

28 January 2016

by Ioannis Mantzikos

Greece and the Euro:GREXIT A Divorce Made in Heaven.Part 2

Greece and the Euro:GREXIT A Divorce Made in Heaven.Part 2

A GREXIT will become inevitable from the moment Greeks decide they want to live in the country and survive once more as a nation instead of decomposing internally or fragmenting to the four corners of the earth.

20 January 2016

by Van Gelis

Greece and the Euro: A Marriage Made in Hell. Part 1

Greece and the Euro: A Marriage Made in Hell. Part 1

The initial mythology regarding Greece’s entry into the then named EEC (European Economic Community), was that Greece would develop economically and become like the advanced countries of Northern Europe.

10 January 2016

by Van Gelis

Writers

chief editor

Joshua Tartakovsky

Analysis should serve as a method to better understand our world, not to obscure it.

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Dovid Katz

Lithuania

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Jay Watts

Canada

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Lionel Baland

Belgium

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Maram Susli

Australia

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Max J. Schindler

Palestine-Israel

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Miray Aslan

Turkey

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Specialization: Media, Politics

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Navid Nasr

Croatia

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Pedro Marin

Brazil

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Specialization: Sustainable development, International relations, Comparative European politics, European integration, Eastern European politics and EU-Russia relations

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Specialization: Counterterrorist Finance

Seyit Aldogan

Greece

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Specialization: ISIS, Middle East, Globalization, Migrant crisis

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Specialization: Head of "Srebrenica Historical Project"

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Specialization: Economy, Social politics

Stevan Gajic

Serbia

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Specialization: Full time researcher at the Institute for European Studies

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Tobias Nase

Germany

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Specialization: Syria, US Foreign policy, Ukraine

Valerijus Simulik

Lithuania

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Specialization: Politics and economics in Baltic States, education and science, non - governmental organizations, globalization and EU

Van Gelis

Greece

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Specialization: Middle East

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Specialization: Kosovo, Serbia, Belgrad bombing

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Specialization: international relations, Russia

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