Greece is a beautiful and complex country where expectations are sometimes exceeded but logic is often defied. This blog is a collection of opinion pieces and analysis on political, social and other issues. They attempt to make sense of Greece’s many contradictions and to place events in Greece within a wider – European and global - context.
Nick Malkoutzis is the deputy editor of Greece’s only English language daily newspaper, Kathimerini English Edition, which is published in partnership with the International Herald Tribune.
Nick has authored three policy papers on the Greek crisis for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Germany: on the political and social impact, on how young Greeks are being affected and on the changing political landscape in the country.
Nick has been working in Greece since 2004 and has commented on Greek current affairs for, amongst others, the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 5, BBC News, BBC World, Channel 4 TV in the UK, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera, ABC TV and radio in Australia, CTV in Canada, KRO radio Netherlands, EU Radio Nantes in France, NPR, KCRW and KBIA radio in the USA, NRC Handelsblad newspaper in the Netherlands, Die Zeit newspaper in Germany, Information newspaper in Denmark, Il Sole 24 Ore newspaper in Italy and RTP Antena 1 radio in Portugal.
Nick is a regular guest on the Jeff Santos Show on Revolution Boston radio in the USA.
In March 2010, Nick was a panellist at the “Exiting the Crisis: Europe2020 conference” organised by the European Journalism Centre in Brussels. In May 2010, Nick was invited to deliver a presentation on “The Greek economic crisis and the Media” at Dortmund University’s Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism.
In June 2011, Nick was one of 30 senior journalists and experts who took part in the 6th Asia-Europe seminar organised by ASEF, which examined the role of the media in the climate change debate.
In October 2012, Nick was invited to address the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on the subject of Greece and the economic crisis.
If you wish to get in touch with Nick, please send him a message via this blog.
You can also follow Nick on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/NickMalkoutzis
Special mention must also go to Manos Symeonakis, whose illustrations are integral to this blog. Manos is an inspirational and tireless artist. You can find out more about his work at Random Views.