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Editorial: Everything is in flux

Editorial: Everything is in flux French President Emmanuel Macron coined a phrase named his party “Republic on the Move”, and it was adopted by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who understood that the only way to change the country and to begin transcending its dysfunctions is to have constant movement at all levels – economic, educational, […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: The vindication of #MeToo

Editorial Ta Nea: The vindication of #MeToo The remanding in prison of famed stage and television actor Petros Filippidis on rape and attempted rape charges and that of former National Theatre director Dimitris Lignadis on similar charges demonstrates that nobody is above the law – however powerful, famous, or popular they may be. This is […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: The bane of toxic politics

Editorial Ta Nea: The bane of toxic politics One does not know whether to call it sexism, vulgarity, or infinite idiocy. What is certain is that the remark of a main opposition SYRIZA cadre about a tennis player on the Greek Olympics team, the prime minister’s son and ERT state-run television is yet another example […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Upgrading

Editorial Ta Nea: Upgrading Greece is aging – not only in terms of its population but also in terms of the age of public servants, who at times appear unable to keep up with technological developments and the digital modernisation of the country. The pandemic brought to the fore this technological backwardness and highlighted the […]

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Editorial ta Nea: Feat

Editorial ta Nea: Feat Proteins are a basic constituent element of any living organism. Every cell in our body is packed with them. The understanding of their structure is crucial in the evolution of medicine, because all illnesses, from cancer to Alzheimer’s, and naturally COVID-19, are linked to the structure of some protein. It is […]

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Editorial To Vima: The other road for the Cyprus problem

Editorial To Vima: The other road for the Cyprus problem From the Turkish invasion of Cyprus (code named “Attila” after Attila the Hun) in July, 1974, the prospect of a solution of the Cyprus problem seems like a minefield and the re-unification of the island, despite many efforts, appears impossible. That is because diachronically Ankara […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: We must not forget the Mati disaster

Editorial Ta Nea: We must not forget the Mati disaster Three years after the catastrophic wildfire at Mati in which 102 people lost their lives, there are three important pending issues. The first is to assign blame to those who were responsible. Some were negligent, some proved incompetent or unable to meet the challenge, some […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: The ‘most complex’ Games

Editorial Ta Nea: The ‘most complex’ Games Yesterday’s firing of the director of the Olympics opening ceremony over a joke he made about the Holocaust in 1998 has further burdened the atmosphere in Tokyo. That had been preceded by charges of rape, a scandal regarding intimidating a disabled person, and the disappearance of a weight […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Proud

Editorial Ta Nea: Proud The game was enthralling and justly the whole planet bowed before this incredible player. His words after winning the title were deeply moving. He spoke about his family, his childhood years, his great journey from the Athens suburb of Sepolia to Milwaukee, his beloved team, and the hard work that took […]

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Editorial: Erdogan’s provocations

Editorial: Erdogan’s provocations Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his 19-20 July visit to occupied northern Cyprus did not go to Famagusta (Varosha) as he had planned. He did not want to burn all his bridges or openly clash with his few remaining allies. That, however, did not keep him from going ahead with […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Green

Editorial Ta Nea: Green The prospective withdrawal of old-technology automobiles that is being discussed is a strategic step in the transition to a climate-friendly era. The caps on car emissions must not escape our attention. Yet the coordination of national reforms with a comprehensive EU policy green policy is urgent, and it is already under […]

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Editorial To Vima: Combating the circle of backwardness

Editorial To Vima: Combating the circle of backwardness Anti-vaccine groups, extreme right ideologues, fanatical religious zealots including Old Calendar Orthodox Christians, outlandish conspiracy theorists who disseminate unfounded theories and see enemies everywhere, deniers of science and progress in general, and supporters of a fortress-Greece all together paraded in a demonstration on 14 July in Syntagma […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Fronts

Editorial Ta Nea: Fronts It will not be easy but it is urgent due to unfavourable developments and the provocative, grandiose celebration that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is preparing to mark the 20 July anniversary of the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus in Varosha and Famagusta. Greece must create a triple, solid front. Firstly, […]

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Editorial: The urgent need for political consensus on vaccines, managing pandemic

Editorial: The urgent need for political consensus on vaccines, managing pandemic Regardless of ideological views or differences, it is more urgent than ever for Greece’s political parties to find a modus vivendi regarding the handling of the pandemic and the public health crisis. Even belatedly, it is worthwhile to reach an understanding and consensus in […]

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Editorial: Drawing boundaries

Editorial: Drawing boundaries It has perhaps not yet been fully understood how difficult the 20 July anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus will be. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s strategic decision to visit occupied Cyprus on the anniversary and re-open part of the ghost city of Varosha [which was evacuated and fenced off after […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Light

Editorial Ta Nea: Light To put it simply, as long as a segment of the population remains unvaccinated, SARS-CoV-2 finds space to spread, mutate, and result in the well-known, nightmarish side effects. The news from the COVID-19 battlefront allow us to draw two conclusions. Firstly, wherever citizens, even those ailing, were vaccinated, they had zero […]

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Editorial To Vima: Get vaccinated now!

Editorial To Vima: Get vaccinated now! The ongoing public health crisis has shown no signs of letting up. At each turn, the epidemic proves able to circumvent restrictive measures and the many efforts of authorities to stem the repeated waves and super-spreading of COVID-19. The virus has proven to be exceptionally dynamic and capable of […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: A real accomplishment

Editorial Ta Nea: A real accomplishment The elimination of required bureaucratic documentation for the transfer of real estate (until now a whopping 20 were needed) is a laudable institutional reform. The advantage is not only that citizens will save time and money or that the state will benefit, but also that this is the first […]

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Editorial: Duty

Editorial: Duty As the pandemic flairs up and with new COVID-19 variants around the corner, it is common knowledge that the vaccine is the basic weapon and a massive line of defence for everyone. Thousands of citizens each day are vaccinated even as a grey zone of skepticism and irrationality appears to be holding back […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Rationalism

Editorial Ta Nea: Rationalism Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ interview regarding regional hospitals was yet another opportunity for the opposition to resort to populism. The opposition essentially spoke of disaster and tried to capitalise on an announcement that was not ungrounded and did not endanger public health care or the health of citizens. If the pandemic […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Dilemmas

Editorial Ta Nea: Dilemmas Is there a true dilemma or contradiction between state responsibility and individual responsibility? The state right now is offering adult citizens of all ages the opportunity to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine of their choice. It is doing what it should, despite delays, without reservation. Do citizens know what they […]

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Editorial: Defences

Editorial: Defences Climate change, and its repercussions, is an urgent issue of grave concern. This is not a neutral concept or cause for analysis without a way out. It is the current global and local condition that affects our lives. Heat waves, wildfires, natural disasters and everything expected to occur in autumn and winter, such […]

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Editorial To Vima: The campaign for salvation

Editorial To Vima: The campaign for salvation Our experiences from the management of the COVID-19 pandemic are not the best. The virus has proven extremely dangerous and capable of making headway in human communities, constantly testing our endurance and discipline. Moreover, it is evolving dynamically, adapting and exploiting human frailty, complacency, and inhibitions. It always […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Messages

Editorial Ta Nea: Messages There are three numbers that stand out from the results of a GPO opinion poll published today by Ta Nea. The first regards citizens’ overall evaluation of the record of the government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Two years into his term and 15 months after the start of the COVID-19 […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Education reform results

Editorial Ta Nea: Education reform results Is an educational reform useful? The answer is perfectly clear. Whatever policy aims at the modernisation of Greece’s educational system – and consequently improves the quality of education that the state offers “future generations” – cannot but be useful for society. Precisely because the objective, the future of our […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Reforms

Editorial Ta Nea: Reforms There is no more misconstrued word than reform. Politicians who promised it were confronted by dogmatic party audiences that refused to hear anything about change. Whenever they attempted to surmount the backlash, they faced a hard opposition that was prepared to gain from the wear and tear of the government. Only […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Changes in the Church

Editorial Ta Nea: Changes in the Church The demand for the modernisation of an institution as ancient as the Church may have seemed irrational until recently. However, last week’s news about a priest’s attack on bishops with vitriol at Athens’ Petraki Monastery (home to the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece) and other […]

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Editorial To Vima: The responsibility of banks

Editorial To Vima: The responsibility of banks In the 1960s Greece had an annual growth rate of six or seven percent and was treated by the OECD as a state that was a model of economic growth. One might have called it a European tiger, a small version of the Asian tigers of the 1990s. […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Gender-based violence

Editorial Ta Nea: Gender-based violence The murder of a woman by her husband in Glyka Nera and the developments in the case have shocked Greece and drawn attention abroad. The barbarity of the culprit and his supreme hypocrisy, as he played the role of the devastated widower shocked and enraged the public and triggered intense […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Solidarity

Editorial Ta Nea: Solidarity Last week, the European Commission announced its approval of Greece’s pandemic recovery plan. As an epilogue to the pandemic, one may say that despite problems Greece has taken a number of steps forward in the areas of the economy, innovation, and reforms. Now it is Europe’s turn to demonstrate how much […]

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