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“Troika bailout conditions are undermining human rights” (in Greece), warns UN expert on debt and human rights

The prospects of a significant number of Greeks securing an adequate standard of living in line with international human rights standards have been compromised by bailout conditions imposed by Greece’s international lenders, United Nations Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Cephas Lumina (photo), warned.

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Mr. President, Please Don’t Let Erdogan Play America, Too

By Stanley A. Weiss WASHINGTON – For a man who has spent the past 14 years as the only inmate of a Turkish island prison on the Sea of Marmara, Abdullah Öcalan knows how to make his voice heard.  Last month, the longtime leader of Turkey’s outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) had a message read […]

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Nikos Mouyiaris: “We Need to Plan for the Future and Help You Become Leaders”

The Elytis Chair Fund at Rutgers University, which was established in 1989 to promote and support the Modern Greek Studies program at the university, got an infusion of support this spring from Nicos Mouyiaris, a successful Cypriot-born cosmetic manufacturer and committed leader to the Greek American Community.

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EU in the U.S. Media – Daily Summary

Unemployment in Euro Zone Continues to Rise: The New York Times states, “The euro zone jobless rate rose to a record 12.1 percent in March, a sharp reminder that unemployment remains among the region’s biggest problems. The unemployment rate in the 17-nation currency union ticked up by one-tenth of a percentage point from February, when […]

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My Humble Greek Lean Easter

By Justine Frangouli-Argyris Easter, 2013 in Greece: For the first time in recent memory, Greeks will celebrate Easter stripped of their annual Easter bonus which, until now, represented 50 percent of their monthly salary. The Greeks have watched in shock as their incomes are crushed under the weight of an austerity program that has tightened […]

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Reps. Maloney and Bilirakis Introduce Resolution Regarding Cypriot Reunification

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis (R-Fla.) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, introduced H.Res.187, a resolution to express the United States’ continued commitment to the reunification of Cyprus. It also condemns any attempts to impose a settlement due to current economic difficulties on the island.

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The Boston Marathon: Who Will Be the Next Mass Killer?

Βυ Justine Frangouli-Argyris If the Boston Marathon, the symbol of a peaceful struggle and patriotism, became a field of blood last week, who can reassure our prosperous Western societies that this will not soon happen again? Αboard a train which thousands of commuters take every day, on the bus or in the bus station itself, […]

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A “bad haircut” or a necessary bail-in? Economists debate the Cyprus debt crisis at Columbia University

By Ellie Ismailidou “Oh, you are from Cyprus?” said the Vietnamese barista in Toronto to a Cypriot university professor reaching for his Cypriot credit card to pay for coffee. “I wouldn’t take money from your bank right now.” Stavros Zenios, a professor of public and business administration at the University of Cyrpus, told this anecdote […]

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Readout of the President’s National Security Council Meeting

President Obama convened the National Security Council in the Situation Room today from 11:30 to 1:00 to review the events in Boston. The President was updated by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Monaco, National Security Advisor Donilon, Attorney General Holder, FBI Director Mueller, and Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano on the […]

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Cyprus Czecked

By Marios Leonida Evriviades What happened to Cyprus in the early hours of March 25 and in the lead up meeting of March 15 in Brussels, the headquarters of the European Union, was qualitatively no different than what happened to Czechoslovakia on September 29 1938 in Munich of Nazi-controlled Germany.

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