Invoking a recent report by the UK Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), which addresses the measures Eurozone countries need to take to guard against financial instability, the Financial Times’ chief economics commentator Martin Wolf argues in his article Mythology that blocks progress in Greece (21.04) that excessive debt hangs over the entire eurozone and not just Greece.

According to the report, Eurozone growth has been sporadic and hesitant, while concerns over returning financial instability, ruins confidence in recovery. The report’s authors suggest that “these problems are
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The Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese, in partnership with universities of Bologna (Italy), Inalco (France), Yaşar (Turkey), Olympia Summer Academy (Greece) and Neapolis Pafos (Cyprus), offers an MA in Mediterranean Studies in English.

The Department is located at the seaside city of Corinth, an hour away from Athens, easily accessible by train or bus.

The MA in Mediterranean Studies is premised on a multidimensional approach to an array of questions such as conflict, security and nationalism; democratization, civil society and the Arab
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Sappho, the earliest and most famous Greek woman poet, who sang her songs around 600 BCE on th the island of Lesbos, has probably had more words written about her in proportion to her own surviving output, than any other writer. Recently, a new publication,   Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Works, puts forward a complete, up-to-date collection of all Sappho’s poems, translated from the ancient Greek by acclaimed classical scholar, Diane Rayor, a professor at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. André Lardinois signs the introduction.

As the New York Review of Books notes, on
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The City of Athens and the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) are holding the 4th Athens Half Marathon on May 3, the ultimate test before the next Athens Marathon. The Authentic (8.11.2015) This unique race through Athens’ historic sites starts at Syntagma square, and runners will have a 3-hour time- limit to finish the course at Zappeion Megaron. Also held in parallel, there will be alternative races of 5km and 3km, as well as a race for people with disabilities.
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The Informal Meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) took place in Riga on April 24-25 and concluded with the common position that there is no other plan except for Greece to remain in the eurozone. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras contacted German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday (26.04), and they agreed to communicate throughout the course of negotiations in order to achieve a mutually beneficial solution. The Greek premier also spoke on the phone with the president of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

Greek Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis said: "I believe we are
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In an op-ed in Project Syndicate, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis laid out Greece’s stance in the negotiations with its international partners, highlighting the two main hurdles that need to be overcome for agreement on a new development model for Greece, namely on how to approach Greece’s fiscal consolidation on the one hand, and on a comprehensive, commonly agreed reform agenda that will underpin that consolidation path on the other. He argues that results of the method used in the previous years for fiscal consolidation led to the austerity trap, and the failed reform program to
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Thousands of Greeks have left the country during the last seven years as a result of continuous recession. Adding up to the thousands of well-educated Greek expats that left before the crisis broke out, they are part of an unprecedented global group of skilled employees and entrepreneurs.



Launched in March 2013 by Nicolas Stamboulopoulos, New Diaspora started out as a digital storytelling platform, focusing on the new generation of Greeks living abroad during the crisis in their homeland. Since then, it has gradually evolved into a participatory channel that records a migration wave as it
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A photographic exhibition, which is very different from others, will be inaugurated tonight (27.04) at the Onassis Cultural Centre. The exhibition features 80 Athenian images captured on camera by 8 men and women who make their living selling Schedia ("life raft") the Athens' street paper - the newest and 122nd member of the Glasgow-based International Network of Street Papers, a family of publications distributed by people from struggling social groups in 40 countries around the world. The photographs are for sale and the proceeds will go in their entirety to their creators.

The idea of
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Join in on the ultimate sports experience that is taking place in one of the top destinations worldwide, Santorini island, on May 1 - 3.

The Thira Municipality, the Municipal Sports Cultural & Environmental Organization in Santorini and the award-winning Group of Active Media are jointly organizing the Santorini Experience which includes open water swimming and trail running. The route can be considered one-of-a-kind as runners will come across the panoramic views of the island’s famous volcano, the caldera and colours of volcanic stone.

On May 2, the "experience" for participants kicks
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At an extraordinary European summit on migration in Brussels yesterday (24.4), EU leaders agreed on a series of measures aimed at addressing the growing flows of migrants to Europe, which have become an increasing challenge for Mediterranean countries, particularly Greece and Italy. The leaders agreed to step up efforts to clamp down on trafficking rings and to destroy vessels used to smuggle migrants to Europe, rather than confiscating them and allowing them to be auctioned off, as this often leads to the vessels ending up in the hands of criminals again.

A 10-point plan action plan drawn up
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