Andreas Papandreou

How Greece came to recognize Israel after 43 years!

Greece had abstained in November 29, 1947, when the UN General Assembly voted to recognize the newly-born Jewish state. Greek governments continued with this policy until 1990. During this time, the Israeli envoy in Athens had the title “Diplomatic Representative” until Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis was elected as Greek PM.

Four scenarios for the government

By Alexis Papachelas

Where is the government going with its approach? Is it heading for a rift with Berlin and the other creditors or kicking up dust before it achieves a compromise? Why has it dramatically reopened, even with the involvement of the prime minister, the issue of World War II reparations? Four scenarios present themselves and hold the possible answer:

A shared responsibility

By Costas Iordanidis

Looks like Greece and Germany are at war, for the third time in the space of a century. Or perhaps it?s a hoax. We?ll find out soon enough. Illogically, Athens and Berlin are competing in populism, with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis arguing with each other smugly.

George Papandreou's comeback

By Costas Iordanidis

Former Prime Minister George Papandreou did not surprise anyone by launching a new political movement three weeks before general elections. While the Papandreou clan has been known for leading developments and altering the Greek political stage, this may not necessarily be the case.