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Thomas Papadopoulos: Privatized companies, golden shares and property ownership in the Euro crisis era: A discussion after Commission v. Greece

In Commission v. Greece, the Court of Justice of the European Union examined Article 345 TFEU (ex Article 295 EC) on property ownership, in the context of golden shares of privatized companies. The neutrality of the EU towards privatizations is questioned. The scope and the outer limits of Article 345 TFEU are also scrutinized and a few distinctions are drawn. The decision whether to privatize and to introduce golden shares …Read More

Ioannis Nasioulas: Social Economy: A Viable Alternative?

Social investments could be an antidote to the crisis. By organizing a context of public, private and direct foreign investments, which would bind them to measurable externalities of enhancing quality employment and reconstituting social cohesion, Greece can step into an environment of sustainable social development and rise of family incomes. In the sector of social economy, there exist investment opportunities which can produce social value added. In this paper, we …Read More

Social Profile Report on Poverty, Social Exclusion and Inequality Before and After the Crisis in Greece

Katsikas, D., Karakitsios, Α., Filinis, Κ. & Petralias, Α.: "Social Profile Report on Poverty, Social Exclusion and Inequality Before and After the Crisis in Greece", Crisis Observatory, Athens: December 2014.   This report is the result of research conducted in the context of the research programme “Fragmentation and Exclusion: Understanding and Overcoming the Multiple Impacts of the European Crisis” (FRAGMEX). FRAGMEX takes place under the auspices of a bilateral programme …Read More

Yiannis Kitromilides and Thanos Skouras: "Greece and the Eurozone Crisis: Two Narratives"

The ‘Greek story’ is in accord with and conveniently lends support to the widely-held view, especially in northern Europe, according to which the euro crisis is due to fiscal imprudence and excessive sovereign debt. The alternative and correct narrative recognizes the financial origin and the market malfunctioning, specifically in banking and construction, that caused the crisis. Moreover, it attributes the crisis to the Eurozone’s flawed architecture, which lacks the appropriate …Read More