Konstantinos Poulis

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Konstantinos Poulis

Konstantinos Poulis is an expert of Greek politics and collaborates with written and video materials with a number of media outlets, including ThePressProject. He also works as a theater actor. He has previously published theatrical plays and a volume of collected essays on the current crisis.

This author wrote:

The Greek left on the rough path of Realpolitik

Syriza, the party of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, has been remarkably flexible when it comes to putting ideas into practice since taking power after the September 2015 election. It is therefore unsurprising  that the same goes for its political allies across Europe. As soon as the political situation shifts, no-one is considered irreplaceable...

Greece’s political paralysis and the danger of superficial consensus

For the first time since the beginning of the crisis in Greece, almost nobody is paying attention. As there are far more dramatic international political issues to worry about, this does not come as a surprise. Nothing is really at stake in Greece at the moment as the two leading parties, SYRIZA and New Democracy, both sing the same tune...

Rebranding austerity as a necessary evil

Ironically, the situation in Greece has not changed much after the electoral victories of SYRIZA in 2015. There is a government that enforces austerity on a devastated population, arguing that these unwelcome measures are imposed by an impossible situation...

The Greek nexus in the refugee crisis

There are things we knew going into the refugee crisis in Greece and the things that took us by surprise...

Greece: a creditor’s dream come true

Alexis Tsipras won a second mandate. His call for an early election just months after taking office, and after the perilous conclusion of the talks with the European Union, resulted in an astonishing victory, perhaps beyond expectation...

Greece: chronicle of an impasse foretold

SYRIZA, the Greek Coalition of the Radical Left, was elected five months ago on the promise of “hope”...