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THE SECRET INGREDIENTS THAT BRING ATHENIANS TOGETHER

“We want to make these people feel like this place is their own, to give them the opportunity to do things they can't do in their daily life." It's a regular Wednesday evening and I am in the metro, on my way to Monastiraki station in the historical centre of Athens. I am going to the social centre synAthina, where the paths of many Athenians meet. Steps, in collaboration with other NGOs, offers a free meal there every Wednesday and

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WHEN DESPERATION TURNS INTO ART | ATHENS

Over the past seven years, the socioeconomic crisis that brought the citizens of democracy's birthplace to their knees has attracted the global media to the Greek capital. The crisis has, however, also put Athenians (back) in touch with their walls. From INO's murals – heavily inspired by the rich history of Greece – to Woozy's colourful street art, Athens has become a centre for graffiti – and even modern art, as manifested from the city's co-organisation of this year's Documenta (14th edition) exhibition. ΚΡΊΣΙΣ A crisis (derived

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THE HOPE FOR A UNITED EUROPEAN LEFT

In the past few years we have witnessed the rise of the far-right and the revival of a rhetoric that had been long forgotten. We are living at the dawn of a new political era: it is the time of populism – or, because I personally dislike that word, let's call it “the return of ideology”. The post-Cold War era was the age of liberalism, characterized by the divergence of the centre-right and the centre-left to form what some have

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