Monthly Archives: January 2012

Stretching the Treaties (by creating “mechanisms”)

Institutional repercussions of EU crisis plans The “Greek problem” proved to be the catalyst for an extended institutional exercise at EU level: what we commonly call the “Lisbon Treaty” (which is, in legal fact, two plus one juxtaposed and not always coordinated texts: the Treaty on the European Union -TEU, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union –TFEU, ... Read More »

Latest UN Summit Fails to Bring Breakthrough in Cyprus Talks

On 22-24 January, Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders held their fifth trilateral meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon since November 2010. Even as the leaders arrived at the Greentree Foundation (Long Island, NY), however, hopes of a breakthrough were dim: both sides admitted there had been almost no progress since their last trilateral meeting in October 2011 and none ... Read More »

Και όμως, παράγει!

Η σκέψη μας εδώ στο protagon είναι πολύ απλή. Photo: Dorota Αν κάθε Έλληνας καταφέρει μέσα στο 2012 να αγοράσει ελληνικά προϊόντα αξίας 1.000 ευρώ στη θέση ξένων προϊόντων που αγόρασε πέρυσι, τότε θα προστεθεί στην προβληματική ελληνική οικονομία το αστρονομικό ποσό των 12 δισεκατομμυρίων ευρώ. Ολόκληρο το περιβόητο ΕΣΠΑ που υποτίθεται ότι θα αναζωογονούσε τη χώρα, είναι 18 δισεκατομμύρια ... Read More »

Μεσόγειος, η φονικότερη θάλασσα για τους πρόσφυγες το 2011

Περισσότεροι από 1.500 άνθρωποι πνίγηκαν ή εξαφανίστηκαν το 2011, προσπαθώντας να διασχίσουν τη Μεσόγειο, που αποδείχθηκε η πιο φονική θάλασσα για τους πρόσφυγες την περσινή χρονιά, όπως ανακοίνωσε σήμερα η Ύπατη Αρμοστεία του ΟΗΕ για τους Πρόσφυγες (UNHCR). ‘Tο 2011 ήταν το πιο φονικό έτος για αυτή την περιοχή από τότε που η UNHCR ξεκίνησε να καταγράφει στατιστικά στοιχεία το ... Read More »

Πυρπολήθηκε εκκλησία σε χωριό της περιοχής Στρούγκα

Διαθρησκευτική και διεθνοτική ένταση επικρατεί στην περιοχή αυτή τις τελευταίες ημέρες Αγνωστοι πυρπόλησαν το βράδυ ορθόδοξη εκκλησία στο χωριό Λαμπούνιστα, το οποίο βρίσκεται σε απόσταση περίπου 15 χλμ.από την Στρούγκα Όπως ανέφεραν από την πυροσβεστική δύναμη της Στρούγκας, η οποία έσπευσε στο σημείο της πυρκαγιάς, καταστράφηκαν οι βοηθητικοί χώροι της εκκλησαίας, ενώ ζημιές υπέστη και ο τρούλος. Στην περιοχή της ... Read More »

ANCA condemns Sec. Clinton’s continued complicity in Genocide denial

Washington – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) sharply criticized remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who on January 27 dismissed the murder of 1.5 million Armenians as a “historical debate,” and argued that U.S. affirmation of this crime would open a “dangerous door.” Clinton made what was described as “private” visit to Armenian Genocide memorial in Yerevan ... Read More »

Justice, un duo sur le toit du monde pop

Xavier de Rosnay et Gaspard Augé, adeptes du genre électronique, ont su imposer leur groupeà l’étranger. Retour en France et concert le 4 février à l’Olympia. Gaspard Augé et Xavier de Rosnay du groupe Justice sont nominés aux prochaines Victoires de la musique. Crédits photo : the perou/PEROU Qui a prétendu que le duo Justice était surtout populaire à l’étranger? Xavier ... Read More »

De Menil Byzantine Murals Return To Cyprus In February

Houston, Texas :Near the Rothko Chapel on the 30-acre Menil Collection campus in Houston is another chapel.This interior view of the Byzantine Fresco Chapel captures the restored frescoes in place, one in the apse and the second in the dome. The minimalist environment makes them more powerful. —J. Griffis Smith photoIts design is contemporary, foretelling nothing of the contents for ... Read More »

Pankh: Campaign against female foeticide

Pankh Organises Signature Campaign Against Female Foeticide: Huge Turnout makes the event a Huge Success. Pankh , a women rights organisation based in India, did a commendable job once again to uphold its stance of opposing all forms of Violence against women. This time it was in the form of a signature campaign, that was held at the Avadh Girls’ ... Read More »

High cost of visiting the doctor is turning people away from treatment

THE number of patients putting off a visit to the doctor because of the cost has risen sharply, souring the federal government’s boasts of fee-free access to Medicare. “Where GPs are scarce, however, bulk billing is less common and patients can face costs of $35 or more for a standard visit“. Photo: Andrew Quilty The latest figures, revealed in the ... Read More »

New residence law ‘trauma’ for students from Armenia

Children of Armenian workers that are enrolled in Turkish minority schools are waiting apprehensively for a new foreigners’ residence law as the new regulations could result in many foreigners being expelled from the country. Some families send their children to the basement of the Protestant Church in Gedikpaşa where they receive their school education informally. DAILY NEWS photo “These kids ... Read More »

Dodson defends racism law plan

INDIGENOUS leader Patrick Dodson has mounted a passionate defence of a proposal to outlaw racial discrimination in the constitution, asserting many indigenous people are still confronted with intolerance and racism daily. Patrick Dodson in Sydney last night. Photo: Ben Rushton Professor Dodson also rejected claims that an expert advisory panel on constitutional recognition of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders ”over-reached” ... Read More »