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Welcome to the Hellenic Observatory (HO), part of the European Institute at the LSE. Established in 1996, it is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece.  Read more about the Hellenic Observatory

Hellenic Observatory Statement on the Situation in Greece
ahead of the Greek Referendum

  • Prof Kevin Featherstone has given a live interview on India Today TV (30 June 2015)
  • Dr Spyros Economides gve an interview on 'World Update' on  BBC World (30 June 2015)
  • Professor Kevin Featherstone has given various interviews on the Greek debt crisis on various media outlets (BBC TV; Greek TV (ANT-1); Japanese TV (NKK); Australian ABC Radio; LBC)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay gave an interview on Greek crisis - what's likely to happen? on Radio New Zealand (29 June 2015)
  • Professor Kevin Featherstone authored an article titled 'Oταν ο λαϊκισμός αποτυγχάνει' ("When populism fails"), Kathimerini (29 June 2015)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay was quoted in the article "Greek Experts: Eurogroup and Creditors’ Patience in Exhausted" in Polish Press Agency (PAP) (27 June 2015)
  • Dr Spyros Economides  gave an interview on the ‘World Update’ programme on the Greek talks in Brussels, BBC World Service Radio (22 June 2015)
  • Dr Spyros Economides  gave a TV interview to Margaret Evans on the Greek talks in Brussels, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (22 June 2015)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a live radio interview on the results of the Eurogroup, France 24 (22 June 2015)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis was quoted in the article 'How Greece’s economic crisis could affect the Middle East' by Paul Crompton, talking about the Greek crisis and its impact in the wider region, Al Arabiya News (21 June 2015)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay gave a live interview on Greek PM Tsipras' visit to Russia (section starts at 4 minutes), The Monocle Daily (19 June 2015)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis  gave a pre-recorded TV interview concerning the continuing negotiations between Greece and the Eurozone officials, 5 News (Channel 5) (18 June 2015)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a radio interview to Nancy Flemming, concerning the crisis in Greece and the PM’s visit to Russia, Radio France International (18 June 2015)
  • Dr Spyros Economides was interviewed on the sticking points for Greece re its debt repayment to ECB, BBC World Service (18 June 2015)
  • Dr Spyros Economides was interviewed on the PM radio programme, on the sticking points for Greece re its debt repayment to ECB, Radio 4 (17 June 2015)
  • Dr Spyros Economides was quoted in the article 'Greece: "The odds of default get shorter and shorter"', CBS News, also mentioned in Morningstar (17 June 2015)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay was quoted in the article 'Cyprus peace talks: Rocky road to reunification', BBC News (16 June 2015)

The Hellenic Observatory Team will be busy over the summer putting together an exciting programme of public events for the next academic year. More details will be announced nearer at the  time.

Have a nice summer and see you in October!



For more information on the Hellenic Observatory Past Events please visit the Events section.

Maps of the LSE Campus can be found here


 Kevin Featherstone-Prime Ministers in Greece

Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power
Featherstone, Kevin and Papadimitriou, Dimitris
Oxford University Press, June 2015

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NEW GreeSE cover

GreeSE Paper No.93
Yannis Tsirbas
and Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
What Greek political elites think about Europe and the crisis? An exploratory analysis
July 2015

NEW GreeSE cover

GreeSE Paper No.92
Charalambos Tsekeris, Nikos Kaberis and Maria Pinguli
The Self in Crisis: The Experience of Personal and Social Suffering in Contemporary Greece
June 2015

 The Europeanisation of Statehood

The Europeanisation of Statehood: The EU in northern Cyprus
Kyris, George
Ashgate, 2015
Discount coupon for 50% off available here when you buy the book.

 The Politics of Extreme Austerity

'Re-organising Everyday Greek Social Reality: Subjective Experiences of the Greek Crisis'
Chalari, Anastasia
In Karyotis G and Gerodimos R. (Eds) The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece beyond the Crisis
London: Routledge, 2015


'Wit and Greece's economic crisis: Ironic slogans, food, and anti-austerity sentiments'
Knight, Daniel M.
American Ethnologist, Volume 42, Issue 2,  pages 230–246, May 2015

Daniel-Knight - History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece

History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece
Knight, Daniel M., Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory and Foreword by Robert Layton
May 2015, Palgrave Macmillan


For more details on the Hellenic Observatory publications click here

Timelines of the crisis

European Central Bank: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/html/crisis.en.html

The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/business/interactive/2012/oct/17/eurozone-crisis-interactive-timeline-three-years

Bruegel: http://www.bruegel.org/blog/eurocrisistimeline/

Athens Centre for International Political Economy (ACIPE): http://www.idis.gr/acipe/timeline/

CNN­­ International News: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/06/23/greece.crisis.timeline/

BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13856580

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_debt_crisis_timeline

Blogs, analysis and monitoring

Hellenic Observatory (Greece@LSE): http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/greeceatlse/category/the_greek-debt-crisis/

Crisis Observatory, ELIAMEP: http://crisisobs.gr/en/the-observatory/

Policy Analysis Research Unit (Athens University of Economics and Business): http://www.paru.gr/

The Greek Crisis blog: http://www.greekcrisis.net/

Greek Economists for Reform: http://greekeconomistsforreform.com/

Greek Public Policy Forum: http://www.greekpublicpolicyforum.org/

Protagon: http://www.protagon.gr

Greek Ministry of Finance: http://www.minfin.gr/portal/en

European Commission, Economic and Financial Affairs: http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/index_en.htm 




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