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Revue de Presse: November 17

Share the post "Revue de Presse: November 17" Bienvenue à notre première Revue de Presse 100% en français. Comme d’habitude, nous avons sélectionné des articles de la presse francophone et anglophone sur la politique et la culture démocratique autour du monde. Ces articles ne sont pas censés former une liste complète de ce qu’il faut avoir lu, ni une représentation de l’opinion des éditeurs du site : seulement une sélection de ce que nous lisions ces deux dernières...

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Improving tax collection through depoliticisation: The story of a key Troika-led reform in Greece

Greece created an independent public revenue authority as a condition for receiving financial assistance during the country’s debt crisis. As Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos and Argyris G. Passas explain, the reform effectively depoliticised tax collection, which had long been a major problem in Greece. They write that while it is still too early to assess whether the reform will be successful in the long-run, it represented a radical break with the past, and remains the only structural reform...

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The symbolism of the new Greek government

New Democracy, led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, won the Greek legislative elections on 7 July. Zoe Lefkofridi and Sevasti Chatzopoulou write that although it is still too early to judge the new Greek government, there are already some clear indications of the trajectory it is likely to take in the coming years. On 7 July, Greeks went to the polls for the sixth time in a decade. In 2009, Greece had switched from a conservative (New Democracy / ND) to a social democratic (PASOK) government, which...

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The waking giant goes back to sleep: European integration in the Greek elections

The prospect of Greece leaving the eurozone once dominated the country’s political agenda. Yet as Susannah Verney writes, in the 2019 Greek elections, relations with the EU were simply not an issue. She argues this quick change in the political climate demonstrates that unlike in the UK, Greek citizens were not motivated by a desire to reject the principle of participation in European integration. Rather, the cause of contention had been the policy response to the specific challenges posed by...

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« Demain le ciel sera plus bleu » : remarques sur les élections nationales grecques

Share the post "« Demain le ciel sera plus bleu » : remarques sur les élections nationales grecques" « Demain le ciel sera plus bleu », annonçait Kyriakos Mitsotákis au soir des élections nationales en Grèce, où son parti, Nea Dimokratia [Nouvelle Démocratie] rassembla 39,8% des votes, emportant la victoire contre la gauche de SYRIZA, jusque-là au pouvoir. Nea Dimokratia (ND) pourra gouverner seule, sans aucun besoin de coalition, quelque chose qui n’a pas été possible...

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Greece: The Politics of the 3.5%

After winning a majority in the Greek elections on 7 July, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and New Democracy must now turn their attention to managing the country’s economic recovery. Yet as Paris Aslanidis explains, the scope for plotting a new economic course is heavily restricted by the terms of the 2015 bailout agreement, ensuring that government turnover is highly unlikely to produce real economic change. Under the terms of the 2015 bailout agreement, Greece must adhere to an annual primary surplus...

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Greek elections: The view from across Europe

Greece held legislative elections on 7 July. The preliminary results indicated New Democracy had won a majority of seats, with Syriza in second place. Stuart Brown presents an overview of analysis and reactions from across Europe. “As if the four years of Syriza had not existed, traditional politics has imposed itself again on Athens” El País describes the result as the “end of a cycle” for Greece, with the four years of Syriza in government coming to an end and the mainstream centre-right...

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Greek election preview: The end of the road for Syriza?

Greece will hold a snap election on 7 July. Zoe Alipranti writes that it is widely expected New Democracy will finish in first place ahead of Syriza, as occurred at the recent European elections. She explains that although greater political stability might be entrenched in the short-term, the next government will be tasked with trying to revive the Greek economy while navigating the poisonous divisions that were sown during the crisis years. In 2015, Syriza shook the political establishment...

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ΕΥΡΩΕΚΛΟΓΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΜΕΛΛΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΥΡΩΠΗΣ

Είναι γεγονός ότι οι τωρινές εκλογές λόγω της ανάπτυξης των κομμάτων του λαϊκισμού είναι κάπως διαφορετικές από τις προηγούμενες. Αλλά πιστεύω ότι όλες οι εκλογικές διαδικασίες, εθνικές και ευρωπαϊκές, έχουν πάντα πολύ μεγάλη σημασία γιατί θέτουν μια ατζέντα για τα επόμενα πέντε χρόνια και εμείς ως πολίτες καλούμαστε να επιλέξουμε τις σωστές προτεραιότητες και να δώσουμε την εμπιστοσύνη μας στους κατάλληλους ανθρώπους. By: Maria Demertzis Date: May 28, 2019 Topic: European...

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Voulons-nous vraiment la démocratie?

Share the post "Voulons-nous vraiment la démocratie?" Sur le film What is democracy ? d’Astra Taylor (Zeitgeist Films, 2018) Les mots doivent garder leur sens, surtout lorsqu’ils portent les valeurs de toute une époque. « What is democracy ? » : la question, entêtante comme un ostinato, que ce film d’Astra Taylor adresse à un panel varié d’intellectuel.le.s et d’anonymes ne va pas de soi, et surtout, ne doit pas aller de soi. Le premier enjeu, pour la réalisatrice...

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