EUROPE

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…

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…

Portugal: The authoritarian position of the political Right

Ricardo Cabral Fernandes   The austerity answer from the political European elites to the economic and financial crisis led to a whole new phenomenon within the European continent.  In one hand, we watched the far-left increase their votes and parliamentary representation. On the other hand, we also watched the far-right…

The Ankara victims seen from Greece

Dimitris Christopoulos   In the fall of 2004, 20 senior investigators from the Greek Ombudsman’s Office traveled to Istanbul for an institution-building seminar with some high-ranking Turkish civil servants under the auspices of the Council of Europe. These civil servants were soon to join the Turkish Ombudsman’s Office, which was about to be…