Hellections? A tale of politics, fear and hope

Posted on 23. January 2015 by Konstantina Karydi Elections again. Already a phrase almost worth laughing about in some peoples’ minds. Citizens in their 30s, have already voted more times than some of our parents have in their lifetime, some will say. Yet, the laughing stops there. Elections, a very serious act indeed. And the beginning … Continue reading Hellections? A tale of politics, fear and hope

Greek elections – “A pro-european vote and a political paradox”

Posted on 29. May 2014 by Konstantina Karydi Citizens in Greece, once again demonstrated their support to the European project as well as their commitment to the values embedded in the EU.  While the average participation rate in the EU is  43%, 59% of Greek citizens voted for the EP elections. “The Party of the European … Continue reading Greek elections – “A pro-european vote and a political paradox”

Don´t confuse me with my country: living in Athens in 2014

Posted on 14. February 2014 by Konstantina Karydi Stereotypes, in & out / In: living in Athens in 2014. The positive stereotype of the “wonderful” EU has crashed. I guess not only here but all over Europe. “Free” spirited, pro-European minorities, speak about the political EU we aim for, about the values on which it is … Continue reading Don´t confuse me with my country: living in Athens in 2014