A Vegan in Athens

As all fellow vegans – or people cursed with vegan friends – will be aware, eating out can be problematic. And as anyone who has travelled in a foreign country with little or no knowledge of the language (in typical British style) will be aware, ordering in restaurants can also be problematic. When I visited […]

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Brexit, Grexit: Can we not?

Being half-Greek, half-English, I’ve experienced “Euroscepticism” in one of the weakest and most unstable economies in the EU, as well as one of the most stable and prosperous ones. And no matter where I am, I find it very disheartening that people are wanting to leave EU. In Greece, anti-European sentiment is strong amongst much […]

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Should Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour learn from Podemos?

Straight-talking, anti-establishment, fiercely anti-austerity, and aiming towards the establishment of a new politics, Jeremy Corbyn and Pablo Iglesias, the leader of the Spanish radical left wing party, Podemos, represent a pan-European phenomenon giving expression to discontent and feelings of abandonment. Podemos, founded in 2014, has just won around 21% in the Spanish General election. Spanish […]

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Greek Elections – September 2015

Covering last January’s Greek elections for The Guardian, Maria Margaronis quoted a Syriza community project organiser saying: “It’s not that the people have hope, it’s that they hope to have hope.” Now, 6 months later, over 4,000,000 people, 49% of the population, don’t even have the stomach for a trip to the polling station. After […]

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