SCMP reports on Greek strike

The Greek general strike of 12 November 2015 was covered by South China Morning Post. According to the newspaper of Hong Kong ‘striking Greeks took to the streets  to protest austerity measures, setting Alexis Tsipras’ government its biggest domestic challenge since he was re-elected’. The newspaper also uses quotes from Reuters interviews with frustrated Greek …

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ELIAMEP briefing note deals with Sino-Greek relations and the port of Piraeus

In ELIAMEP Briefing Note 40/2015 Dr George Tzogopoulos analyses Sino-Greek relations in the context of the future privatisation of the Piraeus Port Authority. In particular, he considers this privatisation as critical from the perspective of China to further boost the bilateral relationship but also elaborates on main goals of Greek foreign policy in selling the …

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Kathimerini reports on China’s frustration with delays of Greek privatisations

Leading Greek newspaper Kathimerini reports on the frustration caused to China’s authorities by the Greek government’s delay to proceed with the privatisation of the Piraeus Port Authority. In an article published in its Sunday edition on 1 November 2015 the newspaper illustrates China’s position that ‘no more time can be wasted’ as the country ‘cannot believe’ …

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CRI article on the visit of President Xi in the UK

In this article published on China Radio International, George Tzogopoulos analyses the visit of China’s President Xi Jinping to the UK. In particular, he refers to the important areas of Sino-British economic co-operation and discusses whether […]

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Stake high for China in possible Grexit

In the case of a Grexit and within an ethnocentric and anti-foreigner atmosphere, the environment might not be friendly for investors. These investors would naturally have to examine alternatives away from Greece. COSCO, for example, could consider investing in other European ports, for example in Italy or Romania. But such a decision might be time-consuming and hard to be implemented […]

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An early election will not solve Greece’s problems

An early election will find Greece in a much worse position. More critical weeks will be wasted, the credibility deficit in Europe will widen, the national economy will further slow down and more measures will be required in the end. Ironically, the country will possibly require again a unity government […]

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The last opportunity of Tsipras

The internal reactions within the SY.RIZ.A party prevent Tsipras from making an agreement with the country’s creditors. What matters more, however, is what the country needs and not what some MPs want. Even a bad rescue package will give time to Greece to finally breathe, solve its problems in the medium-term and achieve improvements of terms agreed at a later stage  […]

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