Yiannis Baboulias

How did an ex-banker end up leading Greece’s Syriza party?

26 September 2023 2:12 am

The past decade has not exactly been short of surprises in Greek politics. But even to seasoned observers, the election…

New Democracy’s election success is a turning point for Greece

23 May 2023 1:00 am

With early results showing a resounding victory for the centre-right New Democracy (ND) in the first round of elections in…

Greece is erupting in anger after its train disaster

12 March 2023 6:30 pm

‘Message me when you get there.’ This phrase became a rallying cry when hundreds of thousands of people took to…

Turkey's president Erdogan faces his greatest crisis yet

25 November 2021 8:39 pm

President Erdogan’s aggressive foreign policy is what usually captures the attention of the international media, but it is at home…

How Turkey is fuelling the Belarus-Poland migrant crisis

11 November 2021 5:35 am

In the cold, damp forest lining the border between Poland and Belarus, thousands of refugees flown over from the Middle…

The Greek wildfires and the failings of the state

11 August 2021 4:43 pm

The wildfires raging across Greece for what is by now more than a week, show no sign of abating. High…

In defence of Novak Djokovic

1 August 2021 7:23 pm

Why does no one like Novak Djokovic? If Roger Federer is the player that even non-tennis fans can’t help but…

Keir Starmer and the 'Pasokification' of Labour

12 May 2021 4:00 pm

As the Greek debt crisis took hold in the wake of the financial crash, there was one big political casualty.…

The free speech row tearing apart the tech community

31 January 2021 7:00 pm

Donald Trump’s Twitter suspension after the riot at the US Capitol made headlines around the world. What was less reported,…

The fall of Golden Dawn

3 October 2020 9:00 am

The fall of Greece’s neo-Nazi party

Greece vs Turkey: tensions are rising in the Mediterranean

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Greece and Turkey are in a battle for hegemony

Will the Hagia Sophia be a wake-up call to the west?

15 July 2020 1:12 am

Turkey’s strongman president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that the Byzantine church of Hagia Sophia will become a mosque again,…

A soldier’s widow and child in Greece c. 1950

Greece is not just for Greeks — it belongs to the world

6 April 2019 9:00 am

It often proves difficult to talk about modern Greece. Not just because of the relentless stream of news coming at…

Can democracy survive the tidal wave of technological progress?

30 June 2018 9:00 am

For a brief moment in 2011, standing among thousands of people occupying Syntagma, the central square in Athens, it looked…