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  • The Imia crisis

    The Imia crisis

    In February of 2005 "The Files" re-opened the file of the Imia crisis of '96, a night-long crisis that almost led Greece and Turkey to war. For the first time in 9 years later, a member of the Greek Special Forces that spent that night on the eastern Imia island, talked to Alexis Papahelas and revealed what he saw. He also described how his team saw the invasion of the Turkish Special Forces on the western Imia island without being able to react at all, as well as the critical moment that he and the members of his team were ordered to lower the Greek flag. "The Files" also revealed how the second Greek Special Force team’s lack of batteries literally prevented an armed conflict between Greek and Turkish Special Force...

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  • Aris Velouchiotis

    Aris Velouchiotis

    In December 2003 Alexis Papachelas presented a comprehensive portrait of Aris Velouchiotis.

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  • Dictator Papadopoulos

    Dictator Papadopoulos

    In April 2007, 40 years after the day of the military coup d'etat of 1967, Alexis Papachelas presented a comprehensive profile of dictator Georgios Papadopoulos. For the first time relatives, friends, associates and admirers spoke to Alexis Papachelas and the New Files about the man behind the dictator. 

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  • The oil, the Aegean and Kastelorizo

    The oil, the Aegean and Kastelorizo

    Why dot the Turks have asked for an exemption of the island Kastelorizo in the drafting of Greece and Turkey's exclusive economic zones? Sofia Papaioannou reports on the latest demand of the neighboring country as well as the current state of Greece's knowledge of natural resources such as oil and natural gas within the Aegean. 

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  • Haircut, Default, Drachma

    Haircut, Default, Drachma

    On Monday October 17 The New Files attempt to explore the worst case scenario. What would happen to Greece if it were to leave the Eurozone? What would life be like after a large-scale haircut of the Greek debt? Who is responsible to decide upon a possible credit event and a default of Greece? Sofia Papaioannou travels to London to meet with the General Counselor of Europe for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, responsible to decide upon matters of default and asks him the difficult questions. In front of the New Files camera, bankers who handle the private sector involvement into a possible Greek haircut and academics who have been commissioned by the EU Parliament to study the possibility of an earl...

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