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Yearbook

  • The 10th Anniversary of the Nicos Poulantzas Institute
  • During the first two weeks of December 2007, a series of public events will take place in Athens, Greece, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Nicos Poulantzas Institute (NPI). The Managing Board of the Institute took this initiative for...
  • Euclid Tsakalotos – interviewed by Haris Golemis
  • Haris Golemis: At the time of this interview (12 December 2016), the Greek government is close to completing its second review of the third painful Memorandum of Understanding, which it was forced to agree to on July 2015. I understand that the government’s but...

Focus

  • Greece
  • KKE leaves GUE/NGL In its meeting the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)  has decided to withdraw its MEPs from the left group in the European Parliament. The two MEPs will now be non affiliated members of the Parliament. In its statement...
  • The Cause of SYRIZA Is Our Cause
  • The possible win of SYRIZA in the next Greek elections is a matter which should be at the centre of interest of social movements, trade unions and political forces in all European countries, since it can be the first step for a fundamental social and political change in our continent.
  • Greece is about to give European democracy a chance
  • When the constitutional process of a proud European democracy seemed to be leading, quite properly, to elections (as was the case in Greece since the Fall), the European Commission, various governments and the commentariat-at-large intervened, presenting the...
  • Tsipras sworn in as the new Prime Minister
  • Greece is headed into a new era of anti-austerity as the radical leftist Syriza successfully formed a government with the Independent Greeks party after falling short of an outright majority in Sunday’s landmark elections.
  • The return of politics to Greece and Europe
  • Learn to swim, mate That the tide will lift That freedom is happening here (Sergio Godinho, Mare Alta) Long period of clashes ahead The Eurogroup agreement does not bring the negotiation into conclusion. It does not even postpone the clash. In contrast,...
  • The Next Hundred Days
  • As the bridge agreement with the Eurogroup approaches its expiration date, the conflict between the European “institutions” and the Greek government is getting tenser. Last week, Jacobin sat down with Elena Papadopoulou to better understand the dynamics between the Greek economy and the European Union (EU), the role of Germany and the United States, and Syriza’s strategy for the ongoing negotiations. In particular, we wanted to grasp not only how the structures of the European Monetary Unification have produced different outcomes for different countries — according to their existing economic and political structures — but also how it has created core-periphery relations inside the EU.
  • Inge Graessle. So Why So Fake?
  • Inge Graessle is an MEP of Merkel’s CDU and holds the chair of the committee of the budgetary control in the European Parliament. She participated in a TV talk show along with Stelios Kouloglou, a SYRIZA MEP. Once again, her claims were not only untrue, but also mendacious. It’s part of their plan for deconstruction concerning the Greek Government. But really, who deconstructs whom?
  • “No to Blackmail and to Austerity – Yes to Democracy”
  • On 5 July, the Greek people is called to make a decision of historical importance; a decision that will not only determine the future of the country, but the future of Europe as a whole. The institutions of the Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank, European Commission) are not only trying to destroy change in Greece, they are trying to undermine us all. Now is the time to raise our voices against this blackmail by the European elites.
  • Europe’s Attack On Greek Democracy
  • The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors. In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics.
  • Greece, at the heart of Europe
  • The struggle of the Greek people is the struggle of all European democrats, of all those who believe in human progress. In the case of a potential defeat all European peoples would pay the price.
  • Greece: Who is afraid of democracy?
  • Ever since last January, the Greek people has been subjected to unbearable pressure and blackmail from the European institutions, Eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund.
  • Trade Unions and Greece
  • Through its campaigning work, transform! seeks to gather trade unions’ statements in solidarity with Greece, and to circulate them as great an extent as possible.
  • Greece said loudly NO to austerity and Yes to democracy!
  • On 26 June, Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum in Greece for 5 July. The people of Greece were called to decide on their future. The question, even though frequently falsely cited, was whether the Greek people agreed to the counter-proposal made by the...
  • Fatal Tests
  • Europe has become a laboratory of the future. What is being tested there should be cause for concern for all democrats and particularly for everyone on the left.
  • The Defeat of Europe
  • Yanis Varoufakis explains about the negotiations and why "Greece capitulated but it is Europe that was defeated."
  • Alexis Tsipras speech at the nationwide SYRIZA conference
  • Comrades, allow me to start my introductory speech at our conference with a conclusion no-one could disagree with. Today and tomorrow, we are all meeting, discussing, deciding but all of us know that we are acting and fighting in a political battlefield.
  • The Struggle For A Different Europe Is Not Over
  • "As general elections in Greece approach, the time is ripe to reiterate our solidarity with SYRIZA. In spite of the 13th of July agreement, which shed light onto the brutality and dogmatism of the so-called European partners, the struggle for a fairer Europe...
  • What Now for Greece?
  • The task in this election was to get a clear mandate from the voters to form a solid parliamentary majority and a battle-ready government that can deploy all possible levers for ameliorating Greece’s negotiating position, reject the most unacceptable dictates, relaunch the economy and work towards rebuilding productive capacity, renegotiate the debt, and introduce social justice criteria into public policy.
  • Ηomosexual relationships are legally recognized in Greece
  • With 194 votes in favor the Greek parliament has finally given the green light for homosexual couples to enter into a civil union partnership. Following a marathon debate, the body of the Greek parliament affirmed the relevant decree making it a formal law of the state.
  • “The Congress’ Critical Questions”
  • Selected Documents. – The second congress of Syriza took place in Athens from 13 to 16 September, the first since the takeover of the government by the Syriza-led coalition. Two years as long as a whole era: the victorious elections of January 2015, the negotiations with the Troika, the historic Oxi vote, the coup of July, the subsequent party split followed by the electoral victory in September.

Blog

  • "A Road Map For The New Greece"
  • Speech of Alexis Tsipras, President of the Parliamentary Group of Syriza - Unitary Social Front (USF), during the presentation of the Party Programme, Athinas Hall, Friday, 1 June 2012
  • The Crisis Attacks Democracy and Freedom of Speech
  • Violent reactions around the performance of “Corpus Christi” at the Hytirion Theatre in Athens prove that a play could indicate all the conservative trends that characterize an important part of the Greek society.
  • Golden Dawn members attack and beat SYRIZA MP
  • Members of extreme right-wing Golden Dawn attacked and beat Dimitris Stratoulis, MP of left-wing SYRIZA outside OAKA football stadium Dec 16 evening in Athens. According to Stratoulis, he was approached by three men who told him they were members of Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn).
  • The Greek Nazi Party “Golden Dawn”
  • The fact that a Nazi party – namely “Golden Dawn” – made it to the Greek Parliament is part of the broader phenomenon of the rise of far-Right in Europe; it reveals nonetheless some special dimensions of the political and financial crisis in Greece.
  • Erdbeerplantagen in Griechenland: Ausbeutung und Rassismus
  • Mindestens 28 Erdbeerfeldarbeiter aus Bangladesch wurden am 17. Mai ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert, nachdem ihre Aufseher auf Anweisung des Arbeitgebers das Feuer auf sie eröffnet hatten. Der Vorfall ereignete sich um 18 Uhr am 41. Kilometer der Autobahn zwischen Patras und Pyrgos auf dem Peloponnes.
  • An Alternative Welcome at the University of Athens
  • Greek university education is going through the most critical phase in its entire history, because the Ministry of Education is implementing a harsh mobility scheme for the administrative and technical staff of the country’s eight largest universities.
  • The Pretext for Privatization of Greek Higher Education
  • Higher education reforms, by using a discourse of quality, competitiveness and “attractiveness” of the university, are of the most important risks going on in many countries, as they are connected not only with issues such as the denigration of university as a public good with the relative reduction of national funds, the promotion of entrepreneurship, marketization processes and commercialization of knowledge, but they are also connected with student-debt and control of the future generations.
  • What is SYRIZA and what it isn’t?
  • An analysis by Andreas Karitzis, member of the Political Secretariat of SYRIZA and member of the Nicos Poulantzas Institute, from April 2013 and still relevant.
  • Greece is about to give European democracy a chance
  • When the constitutional process of a proud European democracy seemed to be leading, quite properly, to elections (as was the case in Greece since the Fall), the European Commission, various governments and the commentariat-at-large intervened, presenting the...
  • Tsipras sworn in as the new Prime Minister
  • Greece is headed into a new era of anti-austerity as the radical leftist Syriza successfully formed a government with the Independent Greeks party after falling short of an outright majority in Sunday’s landmark elections.
  • The return of politics to Greece and Europe
  • Learn to swim, mateThat the tide will liftThat freedom is happening here(Sergio Godinho, Mare Alta) Long period of clashes ahead The Eurogroup agreement does not bring the negotiation into conclusion. It does not even postpone the clash. In contrast, it opens...
  • Inge Graessle. So Why So Fake?
  • Inge Graessle is an MEP of Merkel’s CDU and holds the chair of the committee of the budgetary control in the European Parliament. She participated in a TV talk show along with Stelios Kouloglou, a SYRIZA MEP. Once again, her claims were not only untrue, but also mendacious. It’s part of their plan for deconstruction concerning the Greek Government. But really, who deconstructs whom?
  • Alexis Tsipras: Europe at a crossroads
  • On the eve of a week of final negotiations between Greece and its creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, defends the actions of his government in an article published yesterday in “LeMonde.fr”.
  • Together with Syriza We Fight against Austerity in Europe
  • Since the beginning of the crisis in 2008, the European ruling elites, institutions and governments have been trying to exit from it not by loosening the neoliberal austerity policies, which were highly responsible for the financial turmoil, but through their authoritarian intensification.
  • “No to Blackmail and to Austerity – Yes to Democracy”
  • On 5 July, the Greek people is called to make a decision of historical importance; a decision that will not only determine the future of the country, but the future of Europe as a whole. The institutions of the Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank, European Commission) are not only trying to destroy change in Greece, they are trying to undermine us all. Now is the time to raise our voices against this blackmail by the European elites.
  • Greece, at the heart of Europe
  • The struggle of the Greek people is the struggle of all European democrats, of all those who believe in human progress. In the case of a potential defeat all European peoples would pay the price.
  • Greece: Who is afraid of democracy?
  • Ever since last January, the Greek people has been subjected to unbearable pressure and blackmail from the European institutions, Eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund.
  • Trade Unions and Greece
  • Through its campaigning work, transform! seeks to gather trade unions’ statements in solidarity with Greece, and to circulate them as great an extent as possible.
  • Greece said loudly NO to austerity and Yes to democracy!
  • On 26 June, Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum in Greece for 5 July. The people of Greece were called to decide on their future. The question, even though frequently falsely cited, was whether the Greek people agreed to the counter-proposal made by the...
  • “We can neutralise the neoliberal measures in the agreement”
  • Georges Katrougalos, Greek Minister for Labour, tells French newspaper l’Humanité about the room for manoeuvre Tsipras’s government still has left, even in light of the memorandum extorted by the Troika on 13 July. In his view, the Greek left and Syriza must remain in power to take advantage of this room for manoeuvre.
  • Alexis Tsipras speech at the nationwide SYRIZA conference
  • Comrades, allow me to start my introductory speech at our conference with a conclusion no-one could disagree with. Today and tomorrow, we are all meeting, discussing, deciding but all of us know that we are acting and fighting in a political battlefield.
  • The Struggle for a Different Europe Is Not Over
  • "As general elections in Greece approach, the time is ripe to reiterate our solidarity with SYRIZA. In spite of the 13th of July agreement, which shed light onto the brutality and dogmatism of the so-called European partners, the struggle for a fairer Europe...
  • Ηomosexual relationships are legally recognized in Greece
  • With 194 votes in favor the Greek parliament has finally given the green light for homosexual couples to enter into a civil union partnership. Following a marathon debate, the body of the Greek parliament affirmed the relevant decree making it a formal law of...
  • “The Congress’ Critical Questions”
  • Selected Documents. – The second congress of Syriza took place in Athens from 13 to 16 September, the first since the takeover of the government by the Syriza-led coalition. Two years as long as a whole era: the victorious elections of January 2015, the negotiations with the Troika, the historic Oxi vote, the coup of July, the subsequent party split followed by the electoral victory in September.