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Understanding the Greek Crisis: Answers to Key Questions about the State, the Economy and Europe (in Greek), edited by Dimitris Katsikas, Kyriakos Filinis and Marianthi Anastasatou, has just been published by Papazisis publications.

The book is the result of an initiative by ELIAMEP’s Crisis Observatory and its objective is to offer answers to much debated questions about the Greek crisis. Is the Greek public debt sustainable? Is it possible to sustain high primary fiscal surpluses continuously for many years? Are Greeks over-taxed? Is the Greek public sector too big? Can Greece become more competitive by reducing wages alone? What is the purpose of …Read More

Participation of Dr. Katsikas, Head of Crisis Observatory, in International Seminar for the research programme Jean Monnet Network “Crisis-Equity-Democracy for Europe and Latin America”

Dr. Katsikas, Head of Crisis Observatory participated in the International Seminar “Crises and Institutions in Latin America and Europe”, which took place on October 30, in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The seminar was held in the framework of the bi-regional research programme Jean Monnet Network “Crisis-Equity-Democracy for Europe and Latin America” in which the Crisis Observatory participates. Dr. Katsikas referred to European citizens’ perceptions vis a vis the European Union after …Read More

Charalambos Tsekeris, Maria Pinguli, Elpida Georga: Young People’s Perception of Economic Crisis in Contemporary Greece: A Social Psychological Pilot Study

Contemporary Greece is currently in a turbulent process of crisis and recession. Arguably, one segment of the Greek society is experiencing more suffering than most: young people. It is thus of great importance to understand young generation’s needs and attitudes in order to alleviate pain, to build up active inclusion strategies and to enhance civic participation. The present social psychological pilot study aims to show how Greek young adults perceive …Read More

George Tzogopoulos: Assessing the Image of Germany in the Greek Media Visual analysis of Greek Media Reports on the Role of Germany in the Greek Crisis

This study attempts to analyse the representation of Germany in the Greek press during the ongoing economic crisis covering the period 2010-2013. In so doing, it starts with a discussion on the main theoretical aspects explaining the relationship between media and politics in the relevant literature of political communication. It then concentrates on the issue of the European public sphere which is concerned with potential ‘European frames’ in the portrayal of Germany in the Greek …Read More