leonardo9Leonardo Badea (PhD)
(Romanian economist with a vast academic and financial experience. Starting with October 2019 he is Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Romania and Member of the Board. Between 2017 and 2019 he was President of the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority and during 2016-2017 he was Chairman of the finance and budget committee of the Chamber of Deputies. Since 2006 he is vice-president of the General Association of Romanian Economists)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 12 July 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

It has been already said and proven that the current crisis has different characteristics and implications than other crises from the past. We are in the presence of a pandemic/medical crisis that is moving towards an economic crisis and perhaps even a financial one, further down the road. Financial packages and anti-crisis measures taken by national states, international and European bodies are necessary and helping, easing but not yet solving the situation....Read more

greekcivilwar9Evripidis Tantalakis
(PhD student at the University of Leicester, currently working on his thesis entitled ‘Defending free peoples. Intelligence and the US advisory role in the Greek civil war, 1946-1949’. The focus of his research is the role of intelligence in the Greek Civil War and the extent to which the Greek COIN influenced the under-formation, post-war US COIN doctrine. He holds a BA degree in History form the University of Thessaly and an MA in International Relations and World Order form the University of Leicester. His teaching experience includes working as an Associate Tutor on the MA DL in Intelligence and Security at the University of Leicester)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 9 November 2019

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The issue of insurgent intelligence is generally understudied. The case of the Greek insurgents and how they used intelligence to sustain their struggle during the civil war between 1946 and 1949 is no exception. However, the Greek insurgents managed to establish an impressive military and civil intelligence network which supported the fight of their army, the Democratic Army of Greece (DAG), and contributed to the resilience of the insurgency. ....Read more

ecoreforms19Panagiotis Belias
(RIEAS Research Associate)

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Publication date: September 15, 2019

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Introduction

The debate about the effect of the quality of institutions on the economy has been researched
for centuries amongst economists. Acemoglu and Robinson (2012) posit that the reason why nations have such enormous differences in wealth is because of their institutions. Read more

economy92Panos Belias
(RIEAS Research Associate)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 12 July 2019

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Introduction

After the 2008 financial crisis, the world economy faced an enormous challenge, the severity of which had not been matched since the Great Depression. However, this time round, the economic policies that were followed around the world were aimed at stimulating the economy which was contrary to the austerity policies that were followed during the Great Depression (Roeger& Veld, 2012). A year later, things got worse for five European countries (Portugal, Italy, Spain, Ireland and Greece) as they were under the additional pressure of the nascent Sovereign debt crisis. Severe austerity measures had to be implemented in all five countries in order to put their economies on a trajectory that would converge to sustainability in the mid-term (Lane, 2012). After many years of economic hardships, the Greek people, who were at the epicenter of the sovereign debt crisis, demonstrated their desire for change by electing a new prime minister. ... Read more

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Victor Davis Hanson

(Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the author, most recently, of The Case for Trump)

Copyright: https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/greece-finds-new-footing-as-a-player-on-the-world-stage/- June 6, 2019.

By balancing between rivals and finding new friendly interests, it magnifies its own importance. After Greece temporarily hosted a pair of U.S. military drones, Greek defense minister Panagiotis Kammenos said last fall that, “It’s very important for Greece that the United States deploy military assets in Greece on a more permanent base.” Indeed, Greece just took delivery of some 70 military helicopters that it had purchased from the U.S., and there have been discussions about basing American drones, air tankers and other military aircraft on Greek soil. COSCO, a state-owned Chinese shipping and logistics-services company, has invested more than 3.5 billion euros in renovating the historic Greek port of Piraeus, which is now the second-largest port in the Mediterranean. The Chinese brag that it will soon become the busiest. The massive renovation is part of China’s 35-year lease of two of the port’s container terminals and the Chinese purchase of a majority stake in Piraeus’s port authority. Read more

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“…Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…”
The Second Coming (poem) – W. B. Yeats 1919

Reading the news after the European elections one would believe that it is almost a victory for the progressive forces of Europe.
Nothing is further from the truth. Analysts sounded happy that only 112 populist and right-wing MEPs (Member of the European Parliament) entered the European Parliament which represents only 14%....Read more

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