GREECE/EUROPE

One year after the Greek "OXI"

Dimosthenis Papadatos Anagnostopoulos Referenda have supporters but also fanatical adversaries on both sides of the political spectrum. In the case of last year’s Greek referendum, the first one in the country since 1974, its opponents from the Right (New Democracy, but also Pasok’s social democrats and To Potami’s liberals) rejected…
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A few thoughts on the British referendum

Elli Siapkidou On 23 June, the majority of the British population, 51.8% voted against Britain remaining in the European Union (EU), after being a member for 42 years. Despite voices from the Left arguing that Brexit is proof that people are reacting to capitalist Europe which imposes austerity, this is…
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Brexit: Scenes from a future to come

Georgios Giannakopoulos   In the aftermath of the British referendum, we asked friends of AnalyzeGreece with links to the UK what they thought of the result. We will be publishing short interviews with them over the coming days. George Giannakopoulos, an intellectual historian at Queen Mary, University of London, who…
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All quiet on the Eastern Front?

LeftEast, the East European Left platform for analyses and struggles beyond national borders   Interview with Rossen Djagalov, Mariya Ivancheva, Mary Taylor, on behalf of the LeftEast collective     When  did  you start LeftEast? What were your main aims?  LeftEast is an international platform for informed analyses where we…

The 8 x 140 of the European Commission

 Ioanna Atopou On 20th March 2016,  the European Commission posted on Twitter the new stand of the European Union referring to the management of what was called the Refugee Crisis. The previous, yet again extraordinary, European Council in the presence of the Turkish Prime Minister, European leaders signed a new agreement in which, as is clear in…

What’s DiEM25, really? Reply to Open Letter by Souvlis & Mazzolini

by Yanis Varoufakis Note from the LeftEast editors: this is the reply of Yanis Varoufakis to the Open Letter by George Souvlis and Samuele Mazzolini about the Democracy in Europe Movement 2015 DiEM25, which appeared earlier this week on LeftEast. Varoufakis’s reply first appeared on the personal blog of Yanis Varoufakis. Shortly after DiEM25’s Rome launch, I…

51 citizens of Chios: Stop the deal!

Chios must reject the unethical EU-Turkey refugee deal! 51 citizens of Chios   The implementation of the unethical EU-Turkey refugee agreement, say 51 citizens of Chios, has uncontrollable consequences on the island and it must be stopped.   “The EU-Turkey agreement is illegal and immoral, as characterized by many international…

Reviving or Overcoming Borders: A Choice for Europe

Interview of  Anna Triandafyllidou  to Antonis Galanopoulos (re-published from  "Green European  Journal") Over the past year, Europe, besides the economic crisis, has had to face another big challenge: the largest refugee flow since the Second World War. As a result, the concept of borders has been revived across Europe. Displacement…

No more refugees, just “irregulars”...

The deal of shame between E.U.-Turkey  Stratis Bournazos Below are some comments in immediate reaction to the agreement as announced on the afternoon of 18th March. We at AnalyzeGreece! consider this agreement to be of particular importance and gravity, which is why we sought to formulate an immediate reaction to…

Greece, Europe's austerity laboratory

Noëlle Burgi is a political scientist and sociologist, a researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), currently working at the Centre Européen de Sociologie et de sSience Politique (CESSP) of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research focuses on the transformation of the state in Europe, neoliberal…