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The theory of second best and the Greek diaspora

Diaspora investment can be one of the pillars of foreign direct investment for nations that aspire to propel their economic fortunes during times of uncertainty, together with reversing brain drain …

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Adventures in the land of Manny Cockaflopoulos

«Οι μάγκες δεν υπάρχουν πια, τους πάτησε το τραίνο»……Manolis Rasoulis. “C’mon Latrobe, I’m doing the best to educate the masses but we have to work in tandem. You give them …

Varoufakis’ MERA25 calls on La Trobe University to keep Modern Greek studies

Kostas Stefanidis’ of the Melbourne branch of the MERA party sent La Trobe University Vice Chancellor Professor John Dewar the following letter: MERA25 is a political party in the Greek …

‘Too little too late for thousands of Australian couples’, says Julian Hill MP

Julian Hill MP, member for Bruce, says the government has not done enough to support couples waiting on partner visas:  Today I introduced a Private Members’ Bill into the House …

The end of Golden Dawn: has Greece shown us how to deal with neo-Nazis?

When a wave of right-wing extremism hit Greece in 2012, few would have predicted that Golden Dawn, one of the groups involved, would grow to become the third largest party …

More Greek than the Greeks

Growing up in the diaspora in the Eighties, I was taught all the things I had to do in order to be Greek. These were very specific and involved – …

How many countries in the world have Greek as their official language?

English has generally been my passport to access weird and wonderful places on our planet. In Argentina or Thailand for example, it helped me get by as I filled my …

Is this really the end for Australia’s ‘Greek University?’

La Trobe University Bundoora is the most ‘Greek’ of all of Australia’s Universities. For almost forty years, it has served as the preeminent destination for thousands of students interested in …

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How to protect jobs during COVID-19: Lessons from the Greek experience

The COVID-19 crisis has profoundly affected employment everywhere. The evidence is now available on the impacts seen during the first few months of the pandemic (ILO 2020). In some countries, …

Greens support Greek program at La Trobe University

Australian Greens Senator Janet Rice has added her name among those of politicians showing an outright support for Greek studies to continue at La Trobe University. She writes that the …

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