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2010: 34.000 Foreign Media News Items on Greek Crisis

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) together with the Association of Greek Press Attaches hosted a conference on Foreign Media and Greece’s country image in the economic crisis on May 31. 
According to statistical figures presented, in 2010 only, foreign media from 28 countries reported on the Greek economic crisis publishing 34,000 news items, which represents 60% of the total amount of news items on Greece altogether for the year.
Britain was the country with the most copious reports on Greece in general and the London Financial Times was the newspaper, which covered the economic crisis more frequently and extensively, at a global level.
(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)

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Foreign Media and Greece`s Country Image in the Economic Crisis

On May 31, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) together with the Association of Greek Press Attaches is hosting a conference on Foreign Media and Greece’s country image in the economic crisis.
The event will be held at the premises of the Secretariat General of Information in Athens. The conference will be addressed by the General Director of the Greek Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) Yannis Stournaras, the General Director of the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Martin Knapp, journalist Maria Houkli, French media correspondent, Alexia Kefalas and Bodossakis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, George Tzogopoulos.
(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)

Greece: Think Tanks

delfoixrismos3GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  As part of its European seminars, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) organized an international high-level conference entitled: “The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Politics and Policies.”  A group of approximately 40 leading academics, practitioners, and journalists analysed and evaluated the outcome of the 2009 European elections and debated the re-definition of economic governance in the EU in light of the current global crisis. Moreover, they focused on Europe’s global role in a rapidly changing international environment, the perspectives for a “Green Europe,” and the future of the Lisbon Treaty. The conference took place from June 25 until June 28, in Delphi, Greece.

Diplomacy on Migration

Greek PM: Address at EPP Group Study
STUDY-DAYS(1)(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) 
The government’s priorities are to accelerate reforms and tackle illegal immigration, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis said on June 29, in his opening address to the European Peoples’ Party (EPP) Group Study Days taking place in Athens.  The premier also referred to the worsening problem of illegal migration, pointing out that Greece was currently shouldering a large portion of the burden that is actually shared by all of Europe, since illegal migrants eventually make their way into other EU countries. “Active solidarity and a fair distribution of the burden are needed,” he stressed, adding that the issue was a top priority for Athens. He also pointed to the progress made in setting up a European coast guard, adding that joint European exercises had taken place in the framework of EU’s FRONTEX agency.
Visit to Migrant Centres
oast1European Commission Vice-president Jacques Barrot, responsible for justice, freedom and security, who is in Athens to attend the EPP meeting, paid a visit on June 29 to reception facilities for illegal migrants on the eastern Aegean island of Samos, accompanied by Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos. In statements afterwards, he acknowledged that Greek  authorities faced a difficult task but also stressed Greece’s obligation to provide refuge for migrants arriving on its shores.  Barrot accompanied by Pavlopoulos also visited the migrant centre in Evros, north-eastern Greece, near the Greek-Turkish border.  The Commissioner called for a strong stance to be adopted by Europe vis-a-vis migrant traffickers, adding that all countries of Europe should demonstrate their solidarity to countries which are more exposed to illegal immigration, such as Greece. Hellenic Migration Policy Institute: Statistical Data on Immigrants in Greece; European Commission: Towards a Common Immigration Policy  ELIAMEP- Clandestino: Stocks of Irregular Migrants: Estimates for Greece

Greek Think Tanks

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   ELIAMEP Thesis 1/2009: Attempting the Impossible? The Prospects and Limits of Mobility Partnerships and Circular Migration  In ELIAMEP Thesis 1/2009 Anna Triandafyllidou, Senior Research Fellow at ELIAMEP, argues that mobility partnerships and circular migration as proposed by the Commission in its respective Communication are not likely to work. The author holds that many if not most neighbouring countries will be unable to comply and implement the conditions set by the EU. At the same time, it is questionable whether one should tie schemes of legal migration to the efficiency of the source country in combating irregular migration, as this is both economically irrational and politically questionable. ELIAMEP: Books, joint & team publications 

Greek Think Tanks

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   In an ELIAMEP (www.eliamep.gr) paper titled “Governance in EU Social and Employment Policy – A Survey,”  G. Pagoulatos, M. Stasinopoulou and D. Sotiropoulos examine social and employment policy governance in the European Union since the launching of the European Employment Strategy (EES) and the Open Method of Coordination (OMC). The paper focuses on this new mode of governance’s role of in achieving social cohesion and competitiveness, as set by the Lisbon Agenda. For this purpose, the overview includes, first, a brief introduction to new modes of governance; second, an outline of the OMC and EES; third, an estimate of the strong points and weaknesses of these modes of governance; and fourth an overall assessment of the impact of the OMC and EES, which reveals potential reform directions to be followed by an enlarged EU in the face of future challenges. Read the whole paper; More Hellenic Opinion Articles, Papers and Sources: Greece – Media Info: Major Think Tanks

The Current Financial Crisis: Fall of the Berlin Wall 2.0?

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   ELIAMEP Blogs: Janis Emmanouilidis, Fall of the Berlin Wall 2.0 – Part 1 Key Political Effects of the Financial-Economic Crisis The former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has publicly speculated that the effects of the current financial crisis will be similar to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. This time, however, the consequences would not affect the East but rather the West. In times of severe crisis, like the one we are undisputedly experiencing at present, apocalyptic predictions come as no surprise. But is Joschka Fischer right or is his prognosis rather exaggerated? Janis A. Emmanouilidis is a political analyst, policy consultant, political scientist and currently Stavros Costopoulos Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)