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Η «δομική» ανασφάλεια των ευρωπαϊκών κοινωνιών

epa07030027 A European flag flutters in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 18 September 2018.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Tο πραγματικό πρόβλημα είναι η στρατηγική αμηχανία των παραδοσιακών κομμάτων Οι εκλογές στη Βαυαρία συνήθως δεν προκαλούν μεγάλο ενδιαφέρον. Σωτήρης Παναγιώτης Το Βήμα Όμως, αυτή τη φορά βρέθηκαν στο επίκεντρο της πολιτικής συζήτησης στην Ευρώπη. Η μεγάλη υποχώρηση των Χριστιανοκοινωνιστών, σε συνδυασμό με την καταβαράθρωση των σοσιαλιστών, η εμφανής κρίση του «μεγάλου συνασπισμού», τα… Όμως, αυτή η έρπουσα αρχικά και τώρα εμφανής και ανοιχτή πολιτική κρίση, αυτή η «κρίση αυθεντίας» του ίδιου του γερμανικού πολιτικού συστήματος, δεν εμφανίστηκε τώρα. Στην ... Read More »

Συμφωνία μεταξύ Βρετανίας και Ισπανίας για το Γιβραλτάρ (Video)

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Το ζήτημα του Γιβραλτάρ, του βράχου που αποτελεί βρετανικό έδαφος αλλά διεκδικείται από την Ισπανία, “επιλύθηκε” στο πλαίσιο της συμφωνίας για το Brexit, ανακοίνωσε σήμερα ο Ισπανός πρωθυπουργός Πέδρο Σάντσεθ από… Η Αυγή ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ “Το Γιβραλτάρ δεν θα αποτελέσει πρόβλημα για την επίτευξη μιας συμφωνίας για το Brexit. Το ζήτημα λύθηκε με τη βρετανική κυβέρνηση”, είπε, χωρίς να δώσει περισσότερες διευκρινίσεις. Τον Απρίλιο του 2017, λίγο πριν ξεκινήσουν οι διαπραγματεύσεις για το “διαζύγιο”οι Ευρωπαίοι ανέθεσαν στη Βρετανία και την Ισπανία ... Read More »

Ζωγραφική ελεγεία στο ανθρώπινο σώμα

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Το έργο του Χρόνη Μπότσογλου είναι συνδεδεμένο πια με τη νεότερη καλλιτεχνική ιστορία του τόπου. Έκθεση του Χρόνη Μπότσογλου Γιώργος Μυλωνάς HuffPost Δεν είναι μόνο ότι υπήρξε δάσκαλος σε πολλούς και σημαντικούς δημιουργούς. Είναι που πρότεινε και άφησε πλούσιο έργο από μια ζωγραφική σωματοποιημένη με απτικό χαρακτήρα, μέσα στην παράδοση όπως τη διαμόρφωσε με την επιλογή του. Με άξονα το ανθρώπινο σώμα, η έκθεση του Μπότσογλου στην αίθουσα τέχνης «Σκουφά» ιχνηλατεί την αναμέτρηση του δημιουργού με διαχρονικά ερωτήματα, όπως η… Και ο ίδιος ο… Ζωγραφική ... Read More »

U.S.-Turkey Relations in a Time of Turmoil

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The strong personalities of Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have contributed to fractious relations between Washington and Ankara. John S. Van Oudenaren The National Interest President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “control over the state apparatus is so complete now, he probably decides what kind of toilet paper gets bought in the universities” quipped Henri Barkey, an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Chair in… This ... Read More »

A Glimpse Into the Next Decade of Erdogan’s ‘New Turkey’

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Upon winning his second term as president in June, and assuming the strong executive powers that had been approved by voters in a 2017 referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cemented what he had long been seeking: the creation of a… Sinan Ciddi Stratfor The “new Turkey,” as Erdogan calls it, is a country fast becoming insular and inward-looking. From Erdogan’s perspective, Turkey’s founding elite of the 1920s created a state, society and culture fashioned according to the preferences of ... Read More »

Jamal Khashoggi: What the Arab world needs most is free expression

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A note from Karen Attiah, Global Opinions editor… I was recently online looking at the 2018 “Freedom in the World” report published by Freedom House and came to a grave realization. There is only one country in the Arab world that has been classified as “free.” That nation is Tunisia. Jordan, Morocco and Kuwait come second, with a classification of “partly free.” The rest of the countries in the Arab world are classified as “not free.” Jamal Khashoggi The Washington Post As a result, Arabs living in these ... Read More »

Why Won’t Turkey Release the Khashoggi Tapes?

Turkish forensic officials arrive to the residence of Saudi Arabia's Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi in Istanbul, Turkey October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC175A88B2B0

If Turkish officials really have the grisly recordings, they must share them—and soon. Graeme Wood The Atlantic The soundtrack to Jamal Khashoggi’s beating, vivisection, and murder lasts just seven minutes, according to Turkish officials who spoke anonymously to several outlets yesterday. By the end of the recording, the screams have subsided, and Khashoggi is dead, although his alleged killer—a Saudi doctor named Salah Muhammed al-Tubaigy—must have continued sawing away at his limbs for some time after. (It takes about two ... Read More »

How Turkey and Saudi Arabia became frenemies – and why the Khashoggi case could change that

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The Oct. 2 disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country’s consulate in Istanbul has put a spotlight on the deteriorating relations between Turkey and the Persian Gulf kingdom. Nader Habibi The Conversation Articles based on anonymous accounts from Turkish officials report that Turkey has video and audio proof that Saudi Arabian agents detained, murdered and dismembered Khashoggi, a sharp critic of his government who lived in Washington, D.C. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the stakes even ... Read More »

La leçon d’Antigone sur le courage en entreprise

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Le mythe grec d’Antigone est le récit d’une jeune femme, fille d’Œdipe et de Jocaste, qui décide de braver l’autorité pour offrir une sépulture à son frère Polynice. The Conversation Ce dernier était devenu le paria du royaume de Thèbes tandis que son autre frère, Etéocle, recueillait tous les honneurs à l’issue d’un duel fratricide pour le trône dans lequel les deux hommes s’entre-tuèrent. Antigone estime qu’enterrer dignement son frère est de son devoir et elle ne craint pas d’affronter ... Read More »

Belfast-born author becomes first Northern Irish writer to win the Man Booker Prize

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A Belfast-born author has won Britain’s most prestigious literary award with a novel about a teenage girl being stalked by a middle-aged paramilitary. Brian Ferguson The Scotsman Anna Burns has become the first author from Northern Ireland and the 17th female writer to win the Man Booker Prize. The 56-year-old, who drew on her own experiences of the “Troubles” to write Milkman, was one of four female contenders for the award. The six-strong shortlist included the youngest ever author, 27-year-old ... Read More »

‘Golden passports’ firm was consulted by government over investor visas

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Henley & Partners among those consulted before rules were relaxed as ministers pursued global investment Hilary Osborne and Juliette Garside The Guardian Henley & Partners, the firm at the centre of the Caribbean passports controversy, was among a group of private-sector specialists consulted by the UK government ahead of changes to immigration rules that led to a… Theresa May’s Home Office redesigned its visa programme with a view to attracting rich foreign investors, after the coalition had entered government, as ministers ... Read More »

The Proud Boys, The GOP And ‘The Fascist Creep’

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Activist Gavin McInnes takes part in an Alt Right protest of Muslim activist Linda Sarsour on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Gavin McInnes spoke at a GOP club, then his followers violently attacked leftist protesters. Modern American fascism finds its foot soldiers. Christopher Mathias HuffPost NEW YORK — Gavin McInnes, the founder of the violent neo-fascist gang the Proud Boys, had a perplexing message for the Republican Party last Friday. “At the very least, people of the right,” he told a crowd inside the Metropolitan Republican Club ballroom, “let us scum in.” It was a baffling thing to say, of course, because McInnes ... Read More »

Turkey: Enabling Mass Illegal Migration into Greece

DIAVATA, GREECE - MARCH 06:  A general view over a refugee relocation centre near Thessaloniki on March 06, 2016 in Diavata, Greece. Doctors are warning that conditions at the Idomeni camp close to the Macedonian border are becoming dangerous for children, with medics dealing with a range of illnesses, including hypothermia. The transit camp at the border is becoming increasingly overcrowded as thousands of refugees continue to arrive from Athens and the Greek Islands. Macedonia's border with Greece remains 'open' but after allowing 580 refugees a day to cross into the country at the beginning of the week, the numbers passing have fallen dramatically with only a handful every day. According to local authorities approximately 12,000 refugees and migrants now remain stuck at the border as they wait to enter Macedonia to continue their journey North into Western Europe.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Greece is currently facing a serious surge in undocumented migrant arrivals in the Evros region, an entry point for migrants illegally trying to enter the country from Turkey. Arrivals have roughly doubled since 2017, and… Uzay Bulut Gatestone Institute The influx from places such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Bangladesh and African countries into Turkey reportedly has been on the rise in recent months, with 1.5 million people from Muslim countries… This has sparked fears in Athens that they could ... Read More »

Une brève histoire de l’opinion publique

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L’opinion publique, comme la météo ou les résultats sportifs, compte parmi ces éléments tellement insérés dans notre environnement qu’ils font partie de notre quotidien. Hugo Touzet The Conversation On la retrouve partout, tout le temps, et sous différentes formes. Omniprésente, elle est parvenue à se rendre indispensable. Vous souhaitez changer de marque de biberon pour vos enfants ? Celle-ci est « recommandée » par 82 % des parents. Vous êtes déçu par votre opérateur mobile ? Celui-là « satisfait » 94 % de ses clients. Vous hésitez encore ... Read More »

Booker Prize 2018: Anna Burns wins, but the big publishers are the real victors

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In the literary world and among those for whom fiction is an interest beyond simply reading books, a great deal of attention will be given to the winner of 2018’s Man Booker Prize, Milkman, by Anna Burns. Leigh WIlson The Conversation The chair of the judges, philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, said Burns’ novel, about a young woman being sexually harassed by a menacing older man and set in Northern Ireland, “is a story of brutality, sexual encroachment and… Of course, ... Read More »

Tusk compares backstop to the Gordian Knot unravelled by Alexander the Great

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Analysis: May insists a deal is achievable; Barnier says negotiations need more time Denis Staunton The Irish Times As Theresa May prepares to address EU leaders before dinner at Wednesday’s summit in Brussels, both sides are determined that there should be no repeat of the rancorous displays at Salzburg last month. Michel Barnier said on Tuesday that the Brexit negotiations needed more time while May told her cabinet that negotiators had made significant progress and that a deal was achievable. Still unresolved, however, is the ... Read More »