My writing on contemporary Greece

The Government

Two elections in 2012 brought a 3-party coalition government, led by New Democracy, to power. This replaced a caretaker administration that approved the first round of the austerity program. In 2015 the left-wing party SYRIZA took power but was unable to gain agreement from the EU to solve the economic crisis. In 2019, the center-right New Democracy returned to power.

Women in Greek Politics Yes, there are a growing number. And they are interesting. (Recently updated)
Government sources.
Political Parties
Elections Results of elections.

Greek Foreign Policy

Greek foreign policy has been dominated by fending off Turkey; however prior to the financial crisis the country had been more directed to European integration and becoming a leader in the Balkans. The rise of Turkish agression is creating tension again.

Survey of Issues
Analysis books and papers on issues of concern to Greek foreign policy.
Kosovo: the Greek Perspective
Iran & Greece

Domestic Issues

Olympics and more
Athens Today

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Contemporary Literature
Modern History
Travel to Greece



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Last modified 12/10/21; first posted 3/21/00; original content © 2021, 2000 John P. Nordin