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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 74-101.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Emmanuel Karagiannis Greece has enjoyed strong historical and cultural ties with countries and peoples of the Black Sea region for many centuries. During the 1990s, Greek governments largely ignored the region as they focused on the immediate Balkan neighborhood, which was in turmoil at the time...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (1): 55-70.
Published: 01 March 2016
... communication policies of the Greek governments, impeded a swifter resolution of the crisis. The analysis is based on the author's personal experiences while he served as an alternate executive director of the International Monetary Fund representing Greece from January 2012 to July 2015. Thanos Catsambas...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (3): 74-98.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Elias Kulukundis Inconvenient truths about Greece’s current economic predicament are not often heard in today’s Greece, especially if they conflict with the picture presented by the Greek government. When they are heard, they are usually put down to adverse propaganda or positions of vested...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 18-28.
Published: 01 September 2015
... radical government pledged to end austerity, reverse privatization, and reforms and to achieve at least partial debt forgiveness. A Greek departure from the eurozone was possible. A Greece adrift would leave it vulnerable to the blandishments of Russia, China, and other parties. Should such a shift occur...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (1): 30-54.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to meet the standards of low inflation, public debt, and deficits. Athens was told that in order to qualify for euro membership, the Greek government needed to abide by tough EU rules, known as the Maastricht Criteria, meaning that it had to make deep cuts in public spending and implement a...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (1): 61-73.
Published: 01 March 2011
... government in Athens had to look over its shoulder in order not to be overthrown by a group of unrepentant conspirators. In this context, the way relations between Greece and the United States were to evolve was of critical importance. Ever since 1947, Washington had played a decisive role in Greek...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (3): 108-110.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... Plenty of evidence from a policy that did not work very well for the Greek government is given to support the book’s thesis. All of Greece’s leaders since 1991 manipulated the process to get what they wanted for internal political reasons, and at the end they were left with poli- cies in which...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (3): 56-71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Economic Zone (EEZ). Since the beginning of the new Convention of the Law of the Sea (CLOS) in 1982, not a single country has requested delimitation of its continental shelf along with the simultaneous delimitation of the EEZ. The Turks are delighted because they hear the Greek government and all...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (3): 22-32.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Turkish-Greek relations were at a very low ebb. Before I left for Athens, Prime Minister Ozal instructed me to assure the government and people of Greece that Turkey does not covet any part of Greek territory and that Turkey was ready to engage in a new...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (4): 149-152.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that Greek governments and the country’s administrative apparatus have been less than responsible custodians of the nation’s economy. Excessive partisanship, aversion to consensus and cooperation, unbridled patronage politics and nepotism, unrealistic promises, gross inefficiency and...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (4): 1-6.
Published: 01 December 2010
... provoked painful austerity measures but also critical structural reforms that were long overdue. The Greek case also pro- vides useful lessons about the need to reform regional and global economic governance. The global financial crisis in 2008 found Greece in a very vul- nerable position, unprepared...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (2): 106-124.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... Greek lead- ers felt that Turkey was under an obligation to come to Greece’s aid under the terms of the Balkan Entente and subsequent Turkish assurances to help Greece. But Turkey continued to recognize the Greek government in exile and offered Greece help in terms of food and other relief items...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 52-68.
Published: 01 March 2009
... side; after 1960 there were two governments, in Athens and in Nicosia, which, more often than not, took different positions on the Cyprus question. Especially in the period from 1963 to 1974, the Cyprus question involved, among other things, a power struggle within the Greek side. Power is a...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (1): 11-15.
Published: 01 March 2005
... coordinate their efforts toward reform, progress, and good neighborliness. In recent years, the climate of our bilateral relations with Turkey has been constantly improving. Both the Greek and the Turkish governments have undertaken sincere efforts to set bilateral relations on a new track. We note...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (3): 26-41.
Published: 01 September 2011
... sectors in the Balkans shaped the political discourse of Greek governments in the 1990s, at a time when inequality reached mythical levels in the United States and the world. It was an entirely different story on issues that did matter. Greek govern- ments of both parties became observers of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 32-52.
Published: 01 December 2017
... resulted in the Greek and Cypriot governments’ decision that the system not be established in Cyprus but instead be delivered to the Greek island of Crête. In addition, the Greek government decided not to put the system into operation. The S-300 crisis was a clear sign of the limitation faced by...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (1): 59-76.
Published: 01 March 2015
... coupled with a more multidimensional foreign policy approach that had an emphasis on economic diplomacy and included helping Greece become a strategic hub in the wider region, an idea already adopted by the new Greek government elected in 2004. In its relations with China, Greece focused...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (2): 126-127.
Published: 01 June 2008
... govern- ment suggested revisions to the existing conditions. It ended with the Greek-Turkish crisis of 1976 and the signing of the Bern Agreement in November of the same year. The disagreements about the sovereign rights of Greece and Turkey in the Aegean cover a number of issues of major...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (4): 98-116.
Published: 01 December 2000
... guy” in the EU. Any time there is a vote on Turkey’s future in the union, governments can pretty much count on Greece casting the dis- senting ballot. The argument in the popular press and several capitals around Europe is that the Greeks obstruct the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 142-145.
Published: 01 December 2005
... version of the Annan Plan might have failed in their task to deliver an equitable pro- posal or that the Greek-Cypriot vote in fact suggested an electorate with considerable intelligence. If the views in that article tally with those of the British government, as I suspect, it is easy to understand...