Κατηγορία: MAIN ARTICLES IN ENGLISH

COMPREHENSIVE AREA DEVELOPMENT OF MANI: 25 YEARS OF UNTAPPED POTENTIAL

A few decades ago, two Greek prime-ministers, out of patriotism and ambitious national targets made two very important decisions for the future of our country. In 1980 Constantine Karamanlis achieved full membership of Greece in the EEC, and in 2000

PRE-ELECTION PROMISES –  FIREWORKS AND POLITICAL MATURITY

We are very close to the municipal elections (May 2019), the European parliamentary elections (also May 2019) and the Greek parliamentary elections (October 2019). Greek citizens will be able to evaluate past politician performances and decide on the best candidates.

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT AND SMALL-MINDED MANAGEMENT OF REGIONAL OPERATIONAL PROGRAMMES

Our country has been a member of the European Union for 35 years and of the Eurozone for almost 20. As such, it participates in the planning of common policies and in the shaping of the institutions that will promote

MANI BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

  As the municipal election gets closer, citizens worry about what will happen afterwards. The financial crisis has resulted in reduced state funding, and consequently the discrepancy between the needs of our area and the fullfilment of these needs is

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS BEFORE THE MAY ELECTIONS

In democracies, leaders are elected for a single term. The current term of office for area and regional government politicians ends in May 2016. During the next six months, the electorate can take stock of what the local politicians have

DO WE NEED A CHANGE IN GOVERNANCE?

“Governance” is the established manner in which authority wields power. In the public domain, the manner of governance affects all sectors, and defines practices which start from the top of the hierarchy pyramid and reach all lower levels. This applies

CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES IN SEARCH OF IDEALS

Financial data show that since the end of WW2, the living standard of people around the world has greatly risen. Societal polls, however, show that during the same period, there has been a deterioration in the cohesion and in the

THE LOW PRODUCTIVITY OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Reliable assessments by competent authorities show that our country ranks among the lowest in Europe in public sector productivity. According to the same reliable sources, Greece still has more civil servants per capita than any other EEC country. The above

CITIZEN MOBILISATION – THE ONLY WAY OUT OF THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

Opinion poll results published recently are disappointing, because they show that more than 1/3 of the Greek citizens are disengaged from politics! Even worse, a big part of the remaining population has a negative opinion of those involved in politics!

ECONOMIC CRISES ARE CAUSED BY THE PUBLIC SECTOR’S MANAGEMENT MINDSET

     The term “mindset” describes a generalised way of thinking. The term “generalised” refers to both the affairs that are of interest to certain individuals as well as to all individuals who have the same way of thinking. Αctually,

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