Tag: Europe

  • Troika’s Greek Odyssey

    Troika’s Greek Odyssey

    Once simply a tourist destination, Greece—a nation of 11 million people tucked away in the south-eastern corner of Europe—transformed into a media drama in 2010. For a short time this Mediterranean nation was no longer just the subject of picturesque travel documentaries, unimaginatively titled: “Some Celebrity’s Greek Odyssey”.

  • Franco’s Legacy and the Silence Behind Spain’s “Disappeared”

    The death toll of Spain’s civil war and the subsequent forty-year dictatorship that ruled the country is still debated, but estimate figures rest between 150,000 and 200,000 people. Many, if not most, of those bodies still lay in mass graves, unidentified, and those who participated in mass executions, street killings, and illegal imprisonment under Franco’s…

  • Opinion: Who’s Afraid of the Economic Crisis?

    In case you weren’t aware, there is a serious crisis in Europe. Or rather, serious crises that started with the subprime crisis in the United States in 2007. There is a lot to be outraged at in Europe at the moment, between the real estate crisis, the banking and financial crisis, the economic crisis, the…