While Italy struggles to deal with the emergency in Lampedusa who has seen more than 20,000 arrivals since mid January when the crisis in North Africa started, EU ministers are debating whether the EU can take any people fleing the war in Libya but also the overall political crisis in Tunisia and Egypt. It is [...]
IQ2 Greece - Athens Mosque Debate - Full Length from Intelligence Squared Greece on Vimeo. Anna Triandafyllidou has participated at the Oxford type Debate organised by Intelligence Squared in Athens, Greece on 28 February 2011, on the topic: The construction of a Mosque in Athens can only [...]
Wonderful political satira by Nobel winning Italian comedian Roberto Benigni. See more in my blog for videos and commentary.
Greece has been shaken during the last week by the hunger strike of 300 undocumented immigrants who came to Athens from Chania in Crete and found refuge at the Athens law school. This new Greek drama has ended uneventfully as the hunger strikers were transferred to a less central building where they will be allowed [...]
Images from the protest marches yesterday in Athens. The demonstrations were part of a general strike on the same day against the vote on the 2011 budget at the Greek Parliament. Although such a strike in mid December is almost customary in Greece, these last years such strikes and protest marches have seen unprecedented violence [...]
In the latest issue of ELIAMEP Thesis Anna Triadafyllidou states that the European Commission has recently issued a proposal for a Directive regulating the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of seasonal employment (COM (2010) 379 final). This Directive proposal is part of the Commission’s strategy to regulate labour migration [...]
A survey of recent data suggests that all the migrant smuggling routes across the Mediterranean now lead to Turkey and via the Greek Turkish border to Greece from which migrants then hope to cross further to Italy and other EU countries. It has been already a few years since Spain has pursued a long term [...]
The European Council has reached a compromise on a plan to provide financial assistance to Greece together with the International Monetary Fund. In order to grasp the origins and the nature of this country’s budgetary problems, Anna Triandafyllidou proposes an analysis of its contemporary political culture. For more see: blogs.arte.tv/Leurope_en_debat/frontUser.do;jsessionid=F698866F41EB3B15F4D2227B366C291B
Anna has delivered the Opening Keynote Speech at the Trinity COllege Dublin Conference on NEW MIGRATIONS NEW CHALLENGES. For a copy of her presentation see www.tcd.ie/immigration/conference2010/index.php
Anna Triandafyllidou directs a new research project entitled ACCEPT PLURALISM www.accept-pluralism.eu . The project consortium includes 14 Universities and 3 Non Governmental Organisations from all regions of Europe and is funded by the European Commission, Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities. The first ACCEPT meeting took place in Florence in July 2010 For more see...
The Anna Lindh Foundation has just published a Special Report analysing the Intercultural Trends in the Euro-Mediterranean Region. Anna Triandafyllidou and Maria Kontochristou have authored the chapter on Greece. For a copy of the full report click here.
The Future of Europe, a strong political Europe or mere hypocrisy? Daniel Cohn Benditt criticises sharply the European Parliament and the European Commission.... see video