The World after a Week – April 26, 2020


Excuse me for the delay, bad timing with work/days off 😉 President Donald Trump suspended Green Card applications for the next, at least, 60 days. This tactic is used to protect American workers from foreign competition, stemming from legal migration. Iranian authorities reported lauching a military grade satellite into orbit. It is worth noting that … Continue reading The World after a Week – April 26, 2020

The World after a Week: April 19, 2020


In Eastern Ukraine, Russian and Ukraine-backed separatists exchanged prisoners (38 in total) for the first time in 2020, keeping the Minsk Protocol in one piece for the time being, Saudi Arabia offered to raise $7 billion in Bond sale in order to deal with the current spending gap. Partial relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions in Iran, … Continue reading The World after a Week: April 19, 2020

The World after a While – April 12, 2020


OPEC+ alliance of oil producing states and the Group of 20 nations reached a deal to cut global crude output and put an end to a price war. The total amount that will be cut will reach as much as 9.7 million barrels a day. The Eurogroup set up the current guidelines on fighting the … Continue reading The World after a While – April 12, 2020

Eurogroup’s economic plan for the Covid-19 crisis


The Eurogroup set up the current guidelines on fighting the economic plight of COVID-19a. The release of €540 billion corona packageb. A €25 billion European Investment Bank guarantee.c. The deployment of the SURE (Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency) programme. This will provide €100 billion in total among member statesd. Precautionary financial assistance … Continue reading Eurogroup’s economic plan for the Covid-19 crisis

The World After a Week – March 8th 2020


The coronavirus is a disease for the economy as well. The International Monetary Fund, in its effort to become an global “economic doctor” gathered $50 billion to fight the Covid-19. In terms of Government Spending, Brexit preparations have cost the United Kingdom at least 5 billion euros. Days after the “historic” truce between the United … Continue reading The World After a Week – March 8th 2020

Mapping Brexit: A Tale of Sovereignty


During my freshman year at the Panteion University, where I studied International Relations, Brexit surfaced as a theme of contemporary political dialogue. Ironically, the Brexit referendum was held during the day of the European Integration course examination. How could a student expect good results given the circumstances? Since then, British Politics became a real time … Continue reading Mapping Brexit: A Tale of Sovereignty