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July 2015

Etiquette on Outsider Commentators on #Greece

Should people who live outside of Greece express strong opinions on whether Greece should stay or exit the eurozone? I, for one, feel that I am not entitled to express such strong opinions. Having a strong opinion, of course, is one thing. Expressing it, is another. I object to the second, and this is why in all my encounters and discussions about Greece, I apologetically provide caveats of my privileged position in this debate. Outsider opinions tend to take two formats. They are either opinions expressed by experts who live and work outside of the country, or opinions expressed by laypersons. Both kinds of opinions are useful; the expert helps structure and crystallise a debate, and the layperson provides an outsider’s perspective. The picture is far from rosy, of course...

Tsipras lost me before the #Greferendum, but it’s not completely his fault

Published in the Cyprus-Mail under the title “Why I can no longer support Tsipras,” July 12th, 2015 On Saturday, a day before the referendum, I argued that I will no longer be supporting Tsipras even though I was in favour of the NO vote. Having read the Greek government’s latest proposals to their creditors, as they were submitted on Thursday night, I stick to my view. I’m glad I don’t vote in #Greferendum. I wld likely vote NO. But I wldn’t be supporting Tsipras anymore. Here’s why: pic.twitter.com/YoINMUuA5C — George Iordanou (@iordanou) July 5, 2015 These are the five reasons I gave that explain why I no longer support Tsipras and his government. He called people to vote on a document that was no longer on the table. The consequences of either...

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