Posts by Pavlos Gkasis

Pavlos Gkasis, Associate Fellow of SPERI & Lecturer in Economics, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield-CITY College, Thessaloniki

The European Union into the maelström

Grexit, Brexit and the migrant crisis are putting the future of the European Union under significant and sustained pressure Following the financial crisis of 2007-2008 the European Union (EU) is facing a situation that can easily be characterised as a maelström. The efforts and sacrifices incurred by European nation states in the last few decades in their attempt to converge … Continue reading

26 April 2016 by Pavlos Gkasis
Categories: Austerity, Europe and the EU, SPERI Comment Tags: , , , ,

Evaluating the first three months of the Syriza government in Greece

‘Politics is not the art of the possible.  It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.’ – J. K. Galbraith The Syriza-led coalition government, which was the outcome of the Greek national elections on 25 January 2015, has just completed three months in office.  As its deliberations with the institutions (the so-called troika) are now entering their most … Continue reading

6 May 2015 by Pavlos Gkasis
Categories: Employment, Europe and the EU, Finance, Inequality, SPERI Comment, Tax, Welfare Tags: , , ,