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Greece news and analysis from The Nation
February 15, 2018
The Far Right Is a Growing Threat in Greece
This is what happens when the ruling leftist party accepts austerity: polarization, fear, and “Trumpism on the Mediterranean.”
October 12, 2017
How Food Brought an Unlikely Group of Syrian Refugees Together
Stuck in Greece, families found comfort in culinary rituals.
September 23, 2016
In Greece, the Refugee Crisis Worsens While the World’s Attention Turns Elsewhere
The EU’s resettlement plan has failed—tens of thousands are now stranded in dangerous, unsanitary camps.
Anna Lekas Miller
September 21, 2016
Seeing David Hammons
Given that the artist is such a spectral presence, how can his multifarious oeuvre be summed up in a single retrospective survey?
May 27, 2016
The EU Has Turned Greece Into a Prison for Refugees
The grief, frustration, and need that have washed up on these shores is overwhelming.
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May 18, 2016
Desperate Syrian Refugees Begin a Hunger Strike in Greece
“Tell the EU governments this deal is the biggest shame in the history of the whole EU.”
May 5, 2016
Greece Has New Independent Media—If You Want It
Athens Live aims to provide journalism to a country with notoriously corrupt news outlets.
May 2, 2016
Yanis Varoufakis Is Fighting For a More Democratic Alternative to the EU
The leftist former finance minister of Greece experienced the crushing power of eurozone austerity firsthand—and knows an alternative is vital.
April 20, 2016
The EU Is Now Criminalizing Refugees
The move to detention rather than welcome has led to a rapid downward spiral in conditions.
April 15, 2016
The EU’s Future Ruins: Moria Refugee Camp in Lesbos
“This is a prison. This is Guantánamo.”