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Greek PM Tsipras: Brexit Is a 'Wake-Up Call' in the Absence of Solidarity

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that Britain's decision to leave the European Union will hopefully serve as a "wake-up call" for the EU as it highlights the need for brave decisions and reforms. Arriving at the doorstep of...

BREXIT: A Flawed Referendum in a Flawed Democracy

Under the terms of a nation-wide referendum the British people on June 23 voted to leave the EU. The results have been devastating to say the least; results that nobody expected. It took the entire world by surprise --...

Brussels Attacks Threaten European Integration and Cosmopolitan Democracy

They say timing is everything. And an organization such as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), which has supplanted al Qaeda as the jihadist threat of greatest concern, was surely aware of the meaning “timing is everything”...

Revoked: The Right to Vote in Cyprus

The Right to Vote constitutes the backbone of democracy for it is the people that are meant to govern; so the myth goes! In the real world however, voting has become the ticket to power that only a select few...

Greek Bailouts: The Sale of a Nation and the Death of Democracy

When the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) came to Greece's rescue in May 2010 with a 110 billion euro bailout loan in order to avoid the default of a eurozone member state (a second bailout...

New Graphic Book About Democracy In Greece

A team of talented artists and writers deliver a new graphic novel that presents extraordinary characters and bold colors in an effort to offer a sprightly explanation of the abstract concept of "Democracy" tracing its birthplace to its homeland, Greece. Writer...

President Pavlopoulos Stresses Greece's European Orientation

In a message marking the 41st anniversary since the fall of the 1967-1974 military junta and the restoration of democracy in Greece, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos urged Greeks on Thursday to reaffirm their commitment to Europe and...

Death of Democracy

After last week’s referendum euphoria, authorizing the Tsipras administration to negotiate with creditors on the premise not to accept additional Memoranda, I felt proud to be Greek! I truly believed that Greece would shine again and protect the people against a...

New Study: Democracy Might Not Have Been Born in Greece

A group of anthropologists have suggested that democracy might not have been born in ancient Greece but millions of years ago, after the invention of the first stone weapons, a fact that played a significant role in human evolution. The new...

Democracy vs Banks

Greece and the new Tsipras government have been facing a brutal attack by international creditors. A classic economic war has ensued between a lender and a borrower; with the lender attempting to assert his authority and the borrower demanding loan...