Τάσσος Συμεωνίδης

(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (
Publication date: 20 January 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).

Q & A

The international community is heaping praise on PM Tsipras for narrowly winning an acrimonious confidence vote and saving his lame duck government from resorting to a snap election. Is this good or bad for Greece?

The meaning of words in Greece has suffered irreparable damage since the 2010 collapse and the transformation of the country into a de facto Brussels protectorate. Thus, to Greece’s foreign “friends, ”good” has come to have meaning only in relation to what Berlin, Brussels, and the creditors want and “bad” when one refers to what the Greek people desire or hope to see as their country struggles to return to “normalcy.”..Read more

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