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  • The secrets of the Burgas-Alexandroupoli pipeline

    The secrets of the Burgas-Alexandroupoli pipeline

    Sofia Papaioannou travels from Alexandroupolis to the port of Burgas in the Black Sea, seeking answers to the questions surrounding the unknown energy agreement that was supposed to make Greece an “energy hub”, but ended up being the point of contention between the New Democracy and PASOK parties, during the recent pre-election period. Away from the roll of drums of the signing ceremony and the advertising campaign for the project that would “upgrade Greece’s geopolitical standing”, “The new Files” attempt to solve the mysteries surrounding the deal that was recently characterized “leonine” by Prime Minister Giorgos Papandreou. Who stands to gain from the new pipeline and what are the hidden dangers f...

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  • The General's last battle

    The General's last battle

    Areti Maggopoulou travels to Poland to meet, in an exclusive but also rare interview, one of the closest allies of Greek foreign policy and Andreas Papandreou in the beginning of the 1980s. General Wojciech Jaruzelski reveals to the “New Files” how, from being a soviet exile, he ended up being the man who imposed martial law in Poland in 1981, with the aim of heading off the sedition of communism. The man who was forced to make friends with Lech Walesa and his revolutionary “Solidarity” movement, explains why he stands trial now, at the age of 87, as the leader who divided more than any other the country which first turned its back to actually existing socialism.

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  • The ultimate ruler of Skopje

    The ultimate ruler of Skopje

    One day after the elections in Skopje, Sofia Papaioannou outlines the personal and political course that shaped the hard stance of the current prime minister of FYROM, Nicola Gruevski, on the issue of his country’s name. “The new Files” reveal the views of the “ultimate ruler of Skopje” regarding his own and his nation’s affinity with Alexander the Great and shed light on his decision to raise 17 Alexander the Great statues in the country, and his plans to perform DNA tests to prove his theory. In a unique road trip to Skopje ahead of the election, Sofia Papaioannou explores the position that will likely be held by the Albanians of the country, and also that of the Americans, should Gruevski’s presidentia...

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  • “The road of the wolves”

    “The road of the wolves”

    Tasos Telloglou travels to Ankara and Istanbul to investigate sixty years of army and secret service dominance in the politics and power of Turkey, and to seek the truth behind the old Turkish myth that depicts the “wolves leading motherland Turkey into the light”. Beginning from the pogrom against the Greeks of Istanbul in September 1955 and reaching all the way to the referendum for Cyprus in 2004, for the first time on Greek television “The new Files” present an in-depth investigation of the “deep state” on the fringes of Turkish power and its significant role in Greek-Turkish relations through the years. Former military officers of the Turkish secret service, key actors in the Turkish political system a...

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  • “no end in sight”

    “no end in sight”

    From Athens, Alexis Papahelas talks to former close aide of President Clinton, journalist and political analyst George Stephanopoulos in Washington, about the day after Barack Obama’s inauguration. The Greek-American whose political commentary becomes a subject for discussion every week in the US capital, and the journalist, to whom Obama gave his last interview before Tuesday’s inauguration, talks to Alexis Papahelas about the “new era” in the White House.

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