Interview of Ambassador Chrysanthopoulos to “a-specto” of Bulgaria : “Greece has ceased to exist as a State”

Συνέντευξη Πρέσβη Χρυσανθόπουλου στο  “a-specto”  Βουλγαρίας : “Η Ελλάδα έχει πάψει να υφίσταται ως κράτος”.

Леонидас Хризантопулос: Гърция не съществува като държава

Julia Vladimirova for a-specto 

Mr.  Chrysanthopoulos,  you’ve been a Director General of EU Affairs and Director of the Direction in charge of Third Pillar and Schengen issues in Greece,  also Ambassador of Greece in Yerevan,  Warsaw and Ottawa.  You are one of the important persons,  who have worked a lot for the Greek membership in the EU and the country’s future in the Union.  Today you want Greece to break up with the EU.  Why? What’s happened?

Greece joined the EU for three reasons. The first was to guarantee democracy in a country that had come out from a seven year dictatorship. The second was to get some kind of protection from Turkey that had invaded Cyprus in 1974 and that was also raising the issue that some Greek islands belonged to Turkey. The third reason was to achieve the economic development of Greece. (more…)


Προ των πυλων η ιδιωτικοποιηση του κρατους.

Ανακοίνωση της ΠΓ του ΕΠΑΜ

Προ των πυλών η ιδιωτικοποίηση του κράτους

Με πρόσχημα την αποτελεσματικότητα των αρμοδιοτήτων της Γενικής Γραμματείας Δημοσίων Εσόδων και την πάταξη της γραφειοκρατίας, η φερόμενη ως ελληνική κυβέρνηση δεν διστάζει να προχωρήσει στην δημιουργία ενός ανεξέλεγκτου και αυθαίρετου μηχανισμού, επιχειρώντας ένα ακόμα κυβερνητικό πραξικόπημα ύστερα από προσχέδιο Νόμου που δημοσιοποιήθηκε στις 14 Μαΐου 2016, φέροντας τον τίτλο: «Σύσταση Ανεξάρτητης Αρχής Δημοσίων Εσόδων».


The Questions of Drachma: Realism or Utopia?

Thanos Ioannidis *

A benevolent scholar of economic and political affairs in Greece could only but warmly greet the initiative of Mr. B. Viliardos and of, to initiate a public dialogue -demonized till today both from media and academic community, for the potential of Greece transitioning to a  national currency, the feasibility of the project, the problems and the benefits that may arise. (more…)

Le FMI veut liquider la Grèce comme on liquide une entreprise

Par Emmanuel Maurel, député européen, S&D  |  04/04/2016

Les révélations de Wikileaks montrent que le FMI, obsédé par un impossible équilibre budgétaire, voudrait liquider la Grèce comme on liquide une entreprise qu’on place en redressement judiciaire.

Οι αποκαλύψεις των Wikileaks δείχνουν πως το ΔΝΤ, επιδεικνύοντας εμμονή σε έναν αδύνατο να επιτύχει δημοσιονομικό ισολογισμό, θέλει να ρευστοποιήσει την Ελλάδα, όπως γίνεται στην περίπτωση που κηρύσσεται πτώχευση μιας επιχείρησης (από La Tribune)


Part of the Slovenian “United Left” against euro

A rally for the Initiative for Democratic Socialism in Ljubljana, Slovenia on April 30, 2013. Borut Krajnc

A rally for the Initiative for Democratic Socialism in Ljubljana, Slovenia on April 30, 2013. Borut Krajnc

Τhe European Union has proven itself unable to cope with economic and political crisis — but they are hardly powerless. The experience of Syriza in powerhas shown just that.

The defeat by transnational capital — embodied in the European institutions — was one that had parallels in the challenges that faced the French left in the 1980s and other attempts at left government. It seems that the modern European left has two choices only: to accommodate to neoliberalism — and abandon most of its ambitions — or get entangled in hopeless struggles with the EU.