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Alexis Tsipras, leader of SYRIZA who refreshed his people’s trust on his face, personally this time, by a smashing electoral victory on Sunday’s 20th election, has been sworn in as prime minister on Monday afternoon, and his government is expected to be sworn in a couple of hours.
SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras party, that had been split in a dramatic way one month earlier, came this time first with 35.473%, followed by a difference of 7,5% by the opposition party New Democracy, with 28.09%.
Soon after the announcement of the voting results, Tsipras told the media that as Independent Greeks (ANEL) party leader Panos Kammenos – his coalition partner in the former government – had publicly expressed his support, there has been a majority, therefore the way was open to form the government which he did, as soon as he was presented on Monday by the president of the republic with a mandate on Monday.
But Greece’s actual Crisis has no moment to wait, especially the Migration influx crisis, which stiflingly overloaded the biggest Aegean isle, reaching the peak of this oveload on the peak of the tourisistc season of this island on mid August till the first 10 days of September. On Wednesday, Alexis Tsipras will attend the emergency European Council meeting on the migrants issue where he will also represent Cyprus Republic President Nicos Anastasiades, by request of the latter, who is in the United States.
On Sunday, Tsipras will attend the United Nations conference, where he is expected to meet with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of a reception for country leaders.
Tsipras’ now Emergency political priority as he said would be the proposal of the founding of a council on European issues, modelling the national council of foreign policy, where representatives of parties may participate institutionally, provide information and table proposals.
Are they all the same? Actually, they couldn’t be more different.
Enjoy the “genuine Greek feeling” script of Alex, we picked it up around the web, and just learned about the BY site Byline, a one-stop crowdfunding and media outlet platform where journalists and quality bloggers reach readers directly.
Hi Alex, I really enjoyed reading this it was like conversation
.”……how it is terribly strange how fascist party Golden Dawn were jailed when New Democracy, the dominant right-wing party needed votes and released when they would take votes from disillusioned SYRIZA voters. About how breakaway faction Popular Unity’s Plan B seemed to have the depth and detail of a primary school essay: “What did you do on your summer holidays, Panayiotis?” – “I took Greece out of the Euro and it all went very well.”About how eight months of opposition seem to have wholly cleansed public memory of four decades worth of sins. Well, this Odyssey couldn’t be without its Lotus-Eaters.
Those who say SYRIZA cannot make a difference should ask the thousands of families that now qualify for free electricity. The thousands of mothers who now have a solidarity credit card to buy food. The children of migrants, born in Greece, who are now recognised as Greek citizens. To them it makes a difference.
I find myself thinking, if Greece weren’t bankrupt… If the same regressive neoliberal old parties, now vying for our vote, were governing the country in perfect circumstances, where money was abundant… What would they be doing?
To them the memorandum is convenient cover. To Tsipras it is a – perhaps insurmountable – obstacle. They are not the same. They couldn’t be more different.
They have Amygdaleza, we have Eleonas. Fear versus hope. That is the only, the giant difference.
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This is the free- open residence camp, at Tsamakia Lesvos, just under the nose of the Army area at Kioski hill, where actually, it is an army Area since there is the Army Restaurant place, and actualy lies next to the Archeological National Museum of Lesbos, and upon the symbolic Statue of Liberty of the island. It is the spot where Afghanis have set their tents . Hope smiles to misery here, tiny lives smile to huge human chaos, migrants’ ruins of life smile to the local hearts and acceptance.
Constantine Daskalakis is an Associate Professor at MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department and is considered one of the brightest minds worldwide. It took Daskalakis approximately one year to solve Nash’s puzzle and achieve the unachievable, gaining international recognition from the academic community.
In the fifties Nash created a simplified system of relationships and actions describing decision making behaviors with different interests in different positions, such as adversaries in a “game”. With the help of his professors Christos Papademetriou from Berkley University and Paul Goldberg from Liverpool University, the team managed to prove that there is no way to anticipate the balance point.
Daskalakis does not hide his reluctance to leave his academic career in America and return to Greece, based on the fear he would probably not be able to continue his research there. Nevertheless, he stands ready to “give back to Greece” because “Greece provided the foundation for me to get where I am now”. On his personal webpage he cites a quote from Kavafe’s “Satrapia”, in English.
What a misfortune, although you are made
for fine and great works
this unjust fate of yours always
denies you encouragement and success;
that base customs should block you;
and pettiness and indifference.
And how terrible the day when you yield
(the day when you give up and yield),
and you leave on foot for Susa,
and you go to the monarch Artaxerxes
who favorably places you in his court,
and offers you satrapies and the like.
And you accept them with despair
these things that you do not want.
Your soul seeks other things, weeps for other things;
the praise of the public and the Sophists,
the hard-won and inestimable Well Done;
the Agora, the Theater, and the Laurels.
How can Artaxerxes give you these,
where will you find these in a satrapy;
and what life can you live without these.
Constantine P. Cavafy (1910).