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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|


Thursday 30 April 2015
Hellenic Observatory and the Hellenic Bankers Association UK public discussion|

Panel Discussion: Is austerity winning the argument  on ‘euro-zone’ recovery? Can the solutions to the crisis also be socially just?
|Speakers: Paul MASON, Economics Editor, Channel 4 News, John MILIOS,  Member of the Central Committee of SYRIZA; Professor of Political Economy, National Technical University of Athens, Holger SCHMIEDING, Chief Economist, Berenberg Bank, Miranda XAFA, Senior Scholar, CIGI and Former Member of the IMF Executive Board 
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Free admission, but registration is required through Eventbrite|


Thursday, 14 May 2015
Book Launch: The Golden Dawn's 'Nationalist Solution' : Explaining the Rise of the Far Right in Greece
Discussant: Othon ANASTASAKIS

Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE



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

Maps of the LSE Campus can be found here|.


  • Prof Kevin Featherstone gave a brief interview on Greek-Russian relations, BBC 2 Newsnight (8/4/2015)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a live TV interview on the repayment of the IMF loan instalment by Greece, BBC News Business Live (9/4/2015) 
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a Skype interview on the official visit of the Greek Prime Minister to Russia and the Greece-Eurozone negotiations, France 24 TV channel (9/4/2015) 
  • Dr Bernard Casey and Dr Vasileios Bougioukos wrote a 'letter' titled For Greeks, the heroic exodus of Missolonghi implies the last resort, Financial Times (6/4/2015)
  • Prof Kevin Featherstone wrote an article titled 'Φτάνοντας στο «Plan B»' ("Arriving at the «Plan B»"), Kathimerini (22/3/15)
  • Prof Kevin Featherstone gave an interview 'Φόβος και όχι λατρεία για την Ευρώπη της ανεργίας', Naftemboriki (20/03/2015)
  • Prof Kevin Featherstone was quoted in the article, 50 Dias de Syriza.Das promessas  ao mundo real, Observador (19/03/2015)
  • Prof Kevin Featherstone was quoted in the article, A German Tale of Thrift, A Greek Tale of Victimhood, The Wall Street Journal -Europe(06/03/2015)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay was quoted in the article 'Fears Cyprus is ‘breaking ranks’, The Cyprus Mail (1/3/15)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay was quoted in the article 'Putin's Cyprus deal gives Russia a foothold in the EU', Daily Mail (27/2/15)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay was quoted in the article 'Cyprus Signs Military Deal to Let Russian Navy Use Its Ports', Vice News (26/2/15)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay was quoted in the article 'Spirit of ’74 Helps Nation Survive Financial Crisis', The Times (18/2/15)
  • Prof Kevin Featherstone wrote an article "Greece: Greek politics stall research reforms" , Nature International Weekly Journal of Science (11/2/2015)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave an interview to Sheila Fogarty at LBC Radio about the Eurogroup meeting on Greek proposal (20/2/15)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a live interview to Esteile Winters at radio Sputnik (Voice of Russia), World Service Edition about the Eurogroup meeting on Greek proposal (20/12/15)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a live radio interview to Pantelis Mitroulas, NERIT Radio (18/2/2015)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis was quoted in an article by Joao Werner Grando in the EXAME Business Magazine (Brazil), (18/2/2015)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a radio interview to Lucy Burton at the BBC World Service (17/2/2015)
  • Dr Spyros Economides was interviewed on Greece and overtures to Russia, China and the US, Newshour, BBC World Service Radio (11/2/2015)
  • Dr Spyros Economides was interviewed on 'Will China or Russia rescue Greece? Probably not.' CNN (11/2/2015)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis was quoted in the article by Seppo Ylonen published in the newspaper Kaleva (Finland, February 2015)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis was quoted in the article 'Monastiriotis o nowych pomysłach rządu: Wiosną Grecja może być na dnie' ("Monastiriotis talks about the new ides of the government") (Gazeta Prawna, 5/2/15)
  • Dr Spyros Economides participated in a panel discussion on ‘Greece, Russia and the EU’. ‘Free Thinking’, BBC Radio 3 (5/2/15)
  • Dimitris Sourvanos  wrote an Op-Ed in the Moscow Times "Is Greece Russia's Greatest Ally in Europe?" (4/2/15)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave an interview to the BBC World Service programme Newsday, concerning the talks between the Greek Finance Minister and various European officials in France and Italy (2/2/15)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a live interview to Popi Tsapanidou at Star Channel about the post-election financial situation in Greece (2/2/15)
  • Dr Spyros Economides was interviewed on the 'Greek ‘strategy’ for securing new deal with EU partners’, 'PM, BBC Radio 4 (2/2/2015)  
  • Dimitris Sourvanos was interviewed on the Greek elections (1/2/15)
NEW GreeSE cover
NEW GreeSE cover

GreeSE Paper no.89
Sophia Dimelis; Ioannis Giotopoulos; Helen Louri
Can firms grow without credit? Evidence from the Euro Area, 2005-2011: A Quantile Panel Analysis|
February 2015  


The evolution of wage returns across the Greek regions during the crisis
 Monastiriotis, Vassilis
To be published in the Conference Proceedings of the Regional Studies Association Winter Conference, London, 27-28 November, 2014


Convergence through Crisis? The Impact of the crisis on the wage returns across the Greek regions
Monastiriotis, Vassilis

Region et Developpement, 2014, November, vol.39


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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