Author Archives: Vasilis

About Vasilis

I am an econometrician and I am interested in contemporary issues in economics and politics, as well as history, related to Europe with emphasis to Greece. You can follow me at https://vasilissarafidis.wordpress.com/

Which issues should have been addressed by the Prespes agreement?

It appeared online in Kathimerini on January 25, 2019. A common criticism of the Prespes agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is that its scope should have been limited to the name of the country without addressing … Continue reading

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Ποιά ζητήματα όφειλε να θίξει η Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών;

Δημοσιεύτηκε στον ιστότοπο του Insider.gr στις 24/01/2019. Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών: Όφειλε η Ελλάδα να περιορίσει το πεδίο της αποκλειστικά στο ζήτημα της ονομασίας της πΓΔΜ, ή μήπως ήταν προς το συμφέρον μας να θίξει επιπλέον και ζητήματα ταυτότητας; Το παρακάτω … Continue reading

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The tragedy of “Greek statistics”

A shorter version of this article appeared online in Kathimerini on October 22, 2018. The long-term lack of reliability in the fiscal statistics produced by the national statistical office of Greece has been decisive for the country’s bankruptcy in 2010 and … Continue reading

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Η τραγωδία των «Greek Statistics»

Δημοσιεύτηκε στον ιστότοπο του Capital.gr στις 18/10/2018. Η διαχρονική έλλειψη αξιοπιστίας των στατιστικών στοιχείων που παρήγαγε η Ελλάδα για τα δημοσιονομικά της μεγέθη, απέβει καθοριστική σε ότι αφορά τη χρεωκοπία της χώρας το 2010 καθώς και την αδυναμία της να … Continue reading

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A sober assessment of the FYROM referendum outcome

It appeared online in Kathimerini on October 4, 2018. According to the results of the recent referendum in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on its name deal with Greece, out of a total of about 661 thousand votes, 91.5 percent … Continue reading

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