From Transit Hub to Dead End
In spring 2016, after the formalized corridor across the Balkans was closed entirely, the informal refugee camp in Idomeni (at the border between the Greece and the Republic of Macedonia) was captured in the media glare for months. The story of Idomeni is, however, much more than the spectacle of a few months of human suffering and humanitarian aid ...
Golden Dawn on Trial
After many years of bloody action on the streets, the leaders and officials of Golden Dawn are in the dock facing charges of directing and participating in a criminal organisation. No special legislation or political intervention was required. All that was needed was the state’s decision to allow the criminal code to be applied and the combining of dozens of case files on the activities of Golden Dawn’s hit squads ...
Golden Dawn Watch - Keep your eyes open!
On 20 April started the trial against members of the nazi party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi). As presently one of the most important trials in Greece, it receives significant attention, not only in Greece but also worldwide. The trial represents a societal and juridical milestone in the handling of neo-Nazism and regards all of us ...
Energy Democracy in Greece
January 25, 2015 was a historic day: the people of Greece chose to break with austerity policies. They elected SYRIZA—the Coalition of the Radical Left—as the largest party in parliament, Alexis Tsipras will become prime minister. The importance of this victory for the left in Greece, Europe, and indeed the world should not be underestimated ...
Yiannis Milios - Alternative Solutions to the Debt Crisis, 6-8 March 2014
As a member of the Greek SYRIZA Party Yiannis Milios explains how the debt crisis affects Greece and presents his thoughts on possible alternatives. This interview was made at the conference "Alternative Solutions to the Debt Crisis", 6-8 March 2014.
Mapping Ultra-Right Extremism, Xenophobia and Racism within the Greek State Apparatus
This study does not cover ultra-right political culture in Greece in a general way, nor even Golden Dawn per se, but poses a simpler question: How is to be explained that Golden Dawn is being treated by the State as another organization in the mould of the “17 November” group, despite the obvious fact ...
The rise of the neo-Nazi party ‘Golden Dawn’ in Greece
One of the most significant repercussions of the economic, social and political crisis in Greece is the emergence of the openly National Socialist group Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) on the Greek political scene. The organization arose only a few years after the Greek military junta (1967-1974), but until 2009 it existed only at the right-wing fringes of society, going mostly unnoticed by the general public ...
Greece serves as a test arena for the abolishment of the right of asylum
Media activist Andrea Plöger from Timecode e.V. reports in the German Journal "Analyse und Kritik" on the right of asylum in Greece, the situation of migrants and on the attacs by members of the neofascist political party "Golden Dawn". She abords the same topic in a video. Andrea participated in December 2012 in a joint seminar of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brussels and the Liaison office in Athens on European and Greek migration policy ...
Not solving problems - European policy compounds problems in Greece (German)
The outcomes of austerity policies in Greece are fatal. The population is becoming increasingly impoverished and the political system is losing its legitimacy. European measures have totally amplified the difficulties. However, the climate shifted in October. At first, experts assumed the so called 'Grexit' was likely but in the end the money lenders are now supporting the continuation of Greek membership of European monetary union ...