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 […]
Το ελληνικό δράμα δείχνει για ακόμη μια φορά την αδυναμία των Ελλήνων να συζητήσουν πολιτισμένα και με επιχειρήματα θέματα κοινού ενδιαφέροντος για τα οποία υπάρχουν αντικρουόμενες απόψεις. Πριν την κορύφωση του δράματος, γίνονταν δημόσιες τοποθετήσεις που πρόδιδαν τις ανέλπιδες προσπάθειες των συγγραφέων τους να συγκαλύψουν τα πραγματικά τους πιστεύω, τα οποία υποκινούνταν όχι απο πολιτικά […]
There is a view, prevalent amongst the supporters of the European Union in the countries of the South, that the Euro is too big to fail and that it will survive whatever the costs. Thus, the argument goes, a country in dire economic situation, like Cyprus, should hang in there until the eurocrisis is over.
Yesterday I took part in Al Jazeera’s The Stream, where we talked about Cyprus. Video conferencing failed me, so I participated via phone. I talked twice. The first question was about who I thought is mostly to blame for the situation in Cyprus. I argued that the Eurozone Ministers of Finance are mostly to blame […]
I don’t see how Cyprus can remain within the Eurozone and potentially recover. The overnight destruction of the financial sector left the economy of Cyprus devastated. All of us already know people who have lost their jobs and people that will soon lose them. The hope is that new productive sectors will be developed that […]