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EU Impaired by Greek Deal

... crisis—it instead marks a long-term change in how Europe views and organizes itself. In the next two weeks, there are a multitude of ways for the deal to collapse before the bailout even starts, not least of which are the points of confirmation by Greece today and European national parliaments in the next week. Implications of this deal abound, but they are largely negative. Aside from keeping Greece in the Eurozone for now, this agreement provides security to neither Athens or to Brussels. Regardless ...

15.07.2015 17:39:00

Russian-Greek economic cooperation: Is there still room for optimism?

Kvashnin Yuri (Ph.D in History) (Head, European Union Studies Department, IMEMO RAN, RIAC Expert) Today the Russian-Greek economic relations are affected by a triple crisis: the ongoing crisis in Greece, the crisis in Russian–EU relations and Russia's economic hardships. As for the first one, at the beginning of this year Greece's economic prospects looked bright. 2013 was the first year when Greece achieved primary surplus ...

03.01.2015 01:06:00

Dance with Troikas

... Academic Advisor based in Seattle, USA) Ever since April, and a much publicized re-entry in the capital markets to secure a loan, the Greek PM Mr. Samaras has taken no breaks from advertising his government's supposed "success" in leading Greece "out of her crisis." With the exception of Mr. Samaras's narrow circle of advisers, everyone knows that this claim is bogus. In October, Mr. Samaras took another bold, but utterly inane, step in announcing that Greece was about ...

08.12.2014 18:10:00

National Security and Intelligence Reform: The Case of Greece

During the first decade of the 21st century, as long as national and international security is concerned, terrorism remains a major issue. The events of September 11th 2001 in the USA, March 11th 2004 in Madrid, July 7th 2005 in London and most recently July 18th 2012 in Burgas, Bulgaria, indicate, or actually prove, that the distribution and analysis of information by those who are competent to eliminate international terrorism is inefficient. Intelligence cooperation is still an obstacle for...

05.10.2013 13:53:00

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