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  • 19.03.2013: Cyprus, the EU, Russia and the bailout

    19.03.2013: Cyprus, the EU, Russia and the bailout

    The New Files open live in Athens and Nicosia as the Cypriot political leaders are trying to find a plan B to the Eurogroup's plan to save the Cypriot economy by bailing-in two of its banks. In Athens Alexis Papahelas hosts former Greek government Vice President Theodoros Pangalos and prominent Greek left leader and former SYRIZA head Alekos Alavanos, who is currently launching a new anti-Euro and pro-drachma political group under the title "Plan B". The New Files' Sofia Papaioannou reports from Nicosia with exclusive interviews of political leaders and sits down with the former President of Cyprus who's credited with introducing the Cypriot economy to the Euro. In addition, Alexis Papahelas speaks to Cypriot nobel lau...

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  • 20.11.2012: The critical Eurogroup and the German envoy

    20.11.2012: The critical Eurogroup and the German envoy

    Live from Athens, Brussels and New York the New Files report on the important Eurogroup meeting to decide on the continuation of the Greek program. At the New Files studio Alexis Papahelas hosts professor in the Department of Banking & Financial Management at the University of Piraeus and advisor to former Prime Minister Gikas Hardouvelis as well as President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy Loukas Tsoukalis. In Brussels Director of the influential European Centre for European Policy Studies Daniel Gros explains why Eurozone's future is at stake while Douglas A. Warner III Professor of Economics at Yale University Costas Meghir highlights the importance of this Eurogroup meeting for the Gr...

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  • 13.11.2012 A critical vote and the German who loves Greece

    13.11.2012 A critical vote and the German who loves Greece

    Just hours after the voting of the latest austerity measures and the national budget at the Greek parliament Alexis Papahelas hosts a roundtable on the day after for the Greek economy. What are the latest projections on the Greek debt sustainability, the unemployment rates and what would the endgame be for the Greek recession?  Would the solution be a debt write-off, a debt haircut or a Greek Euro exit? University of Athens Political Economist and former government advisor George Pagoulatos, chief economist of Alpha Bank Michalis Masourakis and Economics professor Kostas Lapavitsas of SOAS debate what lies ahead for the Greek economy. In addition, Alexis Papahelas talks to chief of staff at the Federal Ministry of...

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  • 6.11.2012: The Greek economy and the US election

    6.11.2012: The Greek economy and the US election

    Twenty-four hours before the critical parliament vote that could either signal the EC, IMF, ECB troika’s approval of the latest tranche of loans to Greece or a new wave of uncertainty for the Greek economy Alexis Papahelas hosts a New Files political roundtable with government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou, leading SYRIZA MP Dimitris Papadimoulis, former PASOK Minister Andreas Loverdos, DIMAR MP Nikos Tsoukalis and Cyprus University Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management and UK’s Wawrick University professor Haridimos Tsoukas. At the second part of the show, the “New Files” speaks to ABC’s chief political correspondent George Staphanopoulos in Washington DC. and BBC’s Economics Editor Staphanie Flande...

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  • 30.10.2012: Hellenic Shipyards and I. Safa

    30.10.2012: Hellenic Shipyards and I. Safa

    From the golden age of Greek tycoon Stavros Niarchos to today’s work stoppage Tasos Telloglou investigates the past, present and future of the once most prominent Greek shipyard, the Hellenic Shipyards. The “New Files” enter the shipyard and document the everyday life of almost 1000 workers that show up for work almost every day despite the fact that they haven’t been paid for months.  The “New Files” investigation exposes a series of past mistakes in the managing of the shipyard as well as telling details and major missteps during the negotiations between the Greek government and current owner of the shipyard, the UAE Abu Dhabi Mar group through interviews with key players within the Ministries of Def...

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