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I’m carefully reading analyses of all the things that went wrong during the Greek crisis by the exact same group of EU officials, analysts, journalists and opinion-makers that pushed for them in the first place. And not even a hint of self-criticism or “mea culpa.” #Greece
I’ll never forget any of those pseudo-intellectual “objective” analysts / journalists that supported and excused Tsipras, Varoufakis, Konstantopoulou et al. in 2015 - the most vile and damaging political gang to ever rule #Greece - paving the way to the country’s premature death.
#Greece could have been saved in the end of 2014. It would not have been a perfect exit, but it would have worked. We were so close. The economy was rebounding, and it would further benefit from QE. And then came Tsipras. And four lost years that brought the country back to 1989.
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Sea arrivals in #Spain are increasing.
But the closure of a #migration route doesn't mean that automatically migrants just move to a different one. There is little evidence of a 'route replacement' trend.
#migrationEU
This is an important reminder that 'immigration policies' can affect migration flows but are hardly the only factor at play. The drivers of #migration are multiple and can't be reduce to the political will 'at destination'.
There is an overall and significant decrease in sea arrivals, which should be a warning for everyone still using the word 'migration crisis', but this is not the case, see newint.org/features/web-e… #Salvini #Italy
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50 dead in Greece from the deadly fires. I am absolutely devastated by this.
A Greek official has said that the death toll will most likely double to at least 100. One victim was a 6 month old baby. 25 died at once in the same field as they were fleeing to the closest beach.
As always, the Serbs are first to offer aid when Greece faces devastating fires. b92.net/eng/news/polit…
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#Greece expels #Russia/n diplomats, accuses Moscow of interference in domestic affairs concerning anti-Macedonia protests & civil unrest; bribing Greek officials and Orthodox Church priests: ekathimerini.com/230551/article…
#Russia was trying to stir up opposition to a deal between #Greece and #Macedonia that will pave the way for #Macedonia’s #NATO membership, weakening Russian influence in the western Balkans. H/T @Otpor17 theguardian.com/world/2018/jul…
#Russia blasts #Greece over diplomats explusion, and threatens reprisals and cyber attacks. #Greece #Russia bit.ly/2KWNbHa HT @CostasKantouris @Menhad
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THREAD: The US @StateDept released its annual #ReligiousFreedom report today. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, here's where #LGBT issues come up in this year's reports.
#LGBT issues feature in this year's reports on Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, the Maldives, Mauritania, New Zealand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sudan, Syria & Turkey. (And I probably missed others.)
The report on #Australia stays pretty neutral in its discussion of the legalization of same-sex marriage and subsequent push for religious exemptions under Australian law. state.gov/documents/orga…
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BREAKING: The White House has said that US President #Trump is canceling his upcoming South America trip to remain in the US "to oversee the American response to Syria." - @NBCNews
This sounds like the US is planning to strike #Syria and Trump will remain in the US to closely monitor responses by #Russia. This is terrible.
BREAKING - British forces are now mobilizing at their bases in #Cyprus for strikes against #Syria. It appears very likely that the US, France and U.K. will strike Syria in the next 24 hours. This is dreadful.
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Terrible, terrible, terrible news from Greece. An unbelievable blow to the quality and independence of an exceptional independent watchdog of the Greek economy and state finances.
The Greek Parliamentary Budget Office, since its establishment in 2010, has been a provider of high-quality, independent, in-depth and hard-hitting reports on the Greek economy, government revenues and public sector finances - irrespective of the governing party in place.
With a small team, and largely thanks to the leadership of Prof. Panagiotis Liargovas, the PBO gradually became a trusted, transparent and rich source of information about Greece - for investors, public officials & academics alike. Everyone reads their quarterly/annual reports.
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