Person of the week

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

by Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos   Considered an underdog until the second round of the New Democracy leadership vote, the new party president Kyriakos Mitsotakis was, without a doubt, the person of the week. Enjoying the support of former PM Antonis Samaras and the far right wing of the party (Adonis Georgiadis, Makis…

Declan Costello Democracy and the European Union: divergent lives

by Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos One of the commitments the Greek government undertook by signing the third Memorandum with the quartet of creditors (European Commission, ECB, ESM and IMF) was to submit all legislative proposals to them for approval before they are taken to Parliament. But how far does this commitment go? Last…

Panos Lambrou: A tireless defender of prisoners' rights in the crosshairs

by Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos   Prisoners crammed in cells designed for half their numbers, the poorest hygiene imaginable, hellholes for hospitals, violence against (and among) prisoners: this has for years been the reality in Greek prisons. And in this explosive mix, the ND-Pasok government added a bill introducing the so-called “Type C”…

"Everyone against Nikos Filis. But why?"

Authoritarian nationalism: a way for the Greek Right to regroup Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos Issues of national and religious identity have always been an important field for the regrouping and radicalization of the Greek Right –the construction of its “people”-, a tool for constructing consent and a means for confronting left-wing radicalism.…

Yiannis Mouzalas: An activist at the Ministry of Migration Policy: possibilities and limits

Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos   The government's commitments to lift first home protection from foreclosures and to bring painful changes in the social insurance system (lowering of pensions and state subsidies, raise of retirement age limits), as well as the suffocating surveillance by the troika (or, rather, quartet) that leaves no room…

Katerina Savvaidou, a taxwoman with a bad sense of public interest

AnalyzeGreece introduces it's new "Person of the Week" column, featuring people who left a positive or negative impression on Greek current affairs.   Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos   One of the main declarations of the current government, already from its previous run, was that it would put an end to the tax…