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Γιατί η πατρίδα είναι μία

In this debate with George Ekonomakis of Patras University over the Greek-Turkish crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean, Vassilis argues that the concept of “homeland” pertains to an ontological-historical unity and criticises Ekonomakis that, drawing from Lenin, sees “two homelands”, that of labour and that of capital. Μια απάντηση στο Γιώργο Οικονομάκη (και στο ΚΚΕ) Στο

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Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean and COVID-19

In this discussion with Vassilis K. Fouskas and Bülent Gökay, Biljana Vankovska explores the complexities of the crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean centred around the issue of refugees/migrants/asylum seekers. Published in the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies in March 2020, this discussion provides context for the crisis of summer 2020 between Greece and

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Γιατί και πώς λέμε όχι στα «ανοιχτά σύνορα»

My article (in Greek) in Greece’s mainstream daily, Ef Syn (This article outlines Greece’s policy towards the refugees should include, among others, the creation of a Balkan Pact facilitating the migrants and the refugees to go where they want to go: western Europe). Μετά το κυβερνητικό φιάσκο αποστολής ΜΑΤ σε νησιά του Ανατολικού Αιγαίου, η

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Θυσιάζει την Ελλάδα η ΕΕ στο μεταναστευτικό – Η ώρα της αλήθειας για το “κράτος των Αθηνών”

My article (in Greek) in Greece’s mainstream site, SL Press (This article provided an analysis of the situation in Syria and Turkey and argues that Greece’s policy towards Turkey and the refugees is unsustainable). Η νέα κρίση στη Συρία με επίκεντρο το Ιντλίμπ ωθεί την Τουρκία στη χρησιμοποίηση του μεγάλου της διαπραγματευτικού ατού, που είναι

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Greece: July 8

July 7, the date of the national elections in Greece, has come and gone. But July 8 will not bring happiness to any systemic party. It will only bring anxiety, perplexity and fear. A couple of weeks ago, Greece’s statistical services, ELSTAT, published some interesting data comparing and contrasting the periods of austerity between 2015-18

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