Michalis Psalidopoulos is a professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Athens and, since June 2015, Alternate Executive Director at the IMF. Before joining the IMF he was the holder of the Constantine Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic…

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Lisa Badum is a German politician and climate policy spokeswoman for the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen party at the Bundestag. This summer, along with vice-president of Bundenstag and ex Green Party leader Claudia Roth, she launched an&n…

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“With targets set for Greece to exit the memoranda era this summer and conversations on debt relief measures having commenced, Greece has arrived at the stage of having a sound fiscal situation”, Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunica…

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Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) worldwide, as mapped out at the first comprehensive study conducted by UNESCO in December 2015, are significant in political, social, and economic terms. They have been the cement that binds together not only he…

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In Greece undeclared work has been a significant feature of the economy that was estimated in around 25% in 2015. Addressing undeclared work and other labour law violations is a complex and difficult challenge, especially in the current difficul…

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A recent draft bill on Sharia law aims to limit its application in Western Thrace, home of a Muslim minority in Greece. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has recently stressed that the bill will address "shortcomings and inequalities affec…

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Nicholas J. Theocarakis is President and Scientific Director of the Athens-based Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) and Associate Professor of Political Economy and History of Economic Thought at the University of Athens where he h…

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Thanos Dokos (Ph.D., Cambridge) is Director General of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). He served as the Director for Research, Strategic Studies Division, Hellenic Ministry of National Defence (1996-98) and as…

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Administrative reform is among the top priorities of the Greek government aiming to transform public administration into a key tool for economic prosperity, serving at the same time the needs of citizens and businesses. Within this scope, a coherent…

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Lois Labrianidis is Secretary General for Strategic and Private Investments at the Ministry of Economy & Development, Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Macedonia Greece and Head of the University's Regional Development…

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