Monthly Archives: November 2013

Florence and the Machine

I don’t know how Florence found the machine and why they play together but I fear I will never find the time to figure it out or do any research in the subject. I’m afraid of what I might find. Nevertheless, I’ll attempt to describe her and it in this article. Florence and the Machine […]

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The Last Samurai

From a European point of view, honor and dying in battle is looked down upon. We could say it’s not true, we could lie to ourselves saying “we are honorable and perfect”; we are not. There is another argument, a quite popular one: Japanese people also cheat, steal and hurt each other therefore they must […]

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The Art of Education

Teaching is more than just saying the words that make you understand the subject. It is to make you understand how things work and why. Only with that knowledge and understanding you will be able to be as good as your teacher. Of course the idea is that you surpass them. Your aim is not […]

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Antonis Samaras

Antonis Samaras (Greek: Αντώνης Σαμαράς; born 23 May 1951) is a Greek economist and politician who has been the Prime Minister of Greece since 20 June 2012. He has been leader of New Democracy, Greece’s major conservative party, since 2009. Previously, Samaras served as Minister of Finance in 1989, then as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1990 and again from 1990 to 1992. […]

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Hugo Dixon: Greece’s Reform

Greece’s reform job is not even half finished. The government hasn’t done enough to root out the vested interests that strangle the economy. On the other hand, Antonis Samaras’ coalition is so fragile that it could collapse if the troika – the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund – forces […]

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Sara Assaf, a Lebanese Political Activist

Interesting Thoughts These are excerpts from a sort of article Sara wrote on You’ll find the link for the whole article there. You can find Sara Assaf on Twitter: I am originally half Syrian and half Iraqi, but I am born and bred and proud to be Lebanese. I am not really Sunni. I was […]

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Tourkolias: Greek Economy Close to Turning Point

Alexandros Tourkolias, born 1946, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the NBG Group in June 2012. Since November 2010, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and an executive member of the NBG Board of Directors. “A successful completion of recapitalization, combined with an expected completion of Greek banks’ stress tests and supplementary capital boosting […]

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Greece’s Building Activity Remains in Deep Red

Greek building activity (measured by the number of building permits) dropped by 10.5 percent in August. Similarly to previous months, the regions with the highest decline are Epirus and the Ionian Islands, which experienced a drop in excess of 55 percent over the trailing twelve months. See more at: View Larger Map  3,089 total views, […]

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Refugee Trail to Northern Europe from Syria

The refugee trail to Northern Europe. Long-term @WSJeurope project on those fleeing #Syria Andrew Stroehlein @astroehlein European Media Director at @HRW: tweeting #humanrights, international relations, media & conflict, some EU & US stuff, & the odd Belgian #beer Brussels, Belgium ·  38,218 total views,  1 views today

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