Archive for the month “Νοέμβριος, 2012”

Download the November 18 Ta Yp’ Opsin podcast

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https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1KU27prGcwUTUZjdlJzU200Z00/edit

Ta Yp’Opsin (Consider These) weekly podcast with Greek Chicago journalists Elena Spilioti and George Zorbas. Discussion, analysis and great music!

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Dispute between IMF and Europe holds up Troika report

The International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank remain divided today over Greece and its faltering bailout program.
From Brussels, the Guardian’s Europe editor Ian Traynor reports that IMF officials are still arguing with European officials over the details of Greece’s debt levels and the country’s path to ‘debt sustainability’.
This row goes to the heart of the battle over austerity, with the IMF adamant that heavy fiscal cuts are more damaging to growth than Europe believes (or wants to).
This means that the Troika report into Greece has not been fully finalized, according to EU officials.
(even though Jean-Claude Juncker says he has it.
Ian explains that the dispute over Greece is now political rather than financial. Fundamentally – who pays for the extra time that Greece needs?
Extending Greece’s financial targets by two years will cost around €30bn – and Europe is unwilling to provide the funds by accepting losses on its Greek bonds.
And without an agreement on how Greece’s debt can become sustainable (a key demand for an IMF rescue program), the Troika report cannot be finalized.
This means deadlock. As Ian puts it, «they can’t agree a deal until they have the troika report. But they can’t get the troika report until they have a deal.»
So how is this circle resolved? Well, Europe could agree to stomach losses on its Greek bonds (politically very unpalatable). More alarmingly, the IMF could walk away (debt sustainability is one of the central planks of its strategy). Or some compromise could be haggled out….
All could become clearer tonight, or it may drag on through the week. There’s talk in Brussels of a second Eurogroup meeting (either face-to-face or a teleconference call) later this week.

-The Guardian

Download the November 11 Ta Yp’ Opsin podcast

The November 11 Ta Yp’ Opsin (Consider These) news roundup podcast (in Greek) available for download:
(Podcasting is the new face of radio journalism; a podcast is similar to a news radio program, delivers information on a regular basis and can even be listened to directly on your computer or smartphone. To listen to our Ta Yp’Opsin podcast, simply click the link to the podcast and choose to download it to your computer safely from Google in mp3 format, ready to listen to and replay at any time)

In the First Hour of Ta Yp’ Opsin:

– “post-election stress syndrome”

– what we learned on election night

– Europe and the waiting game for Greece

– The future of the “bubble of the post-dictatorship era”

– A moderate to lead Syrian opposition

– China’s next communist party chief and president

 

Plus, in the Second Hour:

– «Overdose» via the U.S. Postal Service

– the human vocabulary of Koshik the elephant

– $1 a minute for cuddling sessions

– breastfeeding dolls and transgender surgeries

– the regulars in bad dreams

– end the Christmas lists 

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 Ta Yp’Opsin (Consider These) weekly podcast with Greek Chicago journalists Elena Spilioti and George Zorbas. Discussion, analysis and great music! 

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Image from Greek mythology on new euro note

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A new €5 banknote unveiled by ECB president Mario Draghi features Europa. In Greek mythology, Europa was seduced by Zeus in the form of a bull and ended up as the first queen of Crete.
Europa already features on the Greek €2 coin.

Protests in Greece against austerity

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Protesters gather in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on November 6, as strikes gripped the capital.Picture: AP

Ακούστε το podcast Τα Υπ΄ Οψιν της 4 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Στα Υπ’Όψιν της 4 Νοεμβρίου, συζητάμε:

-Εκλογές Η.Π.Α: Ποιόν θα βοηθήσει η «Σάντυ»; Τι αλλάζει την επόμενη μέρα;

-Ελλάδα – Ευρωζώνη: η συνοχή της κυβέρνησης στο ναδίρ, η ανεργία στην Ευρώπη στο ζενίθ: η  λύση αργεί και  το οικονομικό  πολυνομοσχέδιο που δείχνει το πολιτικό μέλλον

-Συρία: Το πρώτο όνομα για ηγεσία ενωμένης αντιπολίτευσης: θα τον αφήσουν;

-Κίνα:: η σκέψη του Μάο υποχωρεί, ο φιλελευθερισμός προχωρεί: αλλαγή ηγεσίας και καταστατικού στη  χώρα των εκατομμυρίων ηλικιωμένων

Και στη δεύτερη ώρα:

-Κίνα ξανά: η κυβέρνηση που φοβάται τα ..μπαλόνια

-Καπέλλα Σιστίνα:  τουρίστες εναντίον Μικελάντζελο

-Η «Πράβδα του Βατικανού» ξυπνά στον 21ο αιώνα

-Τί είναι ο Μοβέμβριος;

-Μηχανή για κομπλιμέντα:  όταν χρειάζεστε κάποιον να σας θαυμάσει..αμέσως!

 Τα Υπ’όψιν για ενημέρωση, συζήτηση και πολλή μουσική!

 «Τα Υπ’ Όψιν»  είναι  η εκπομπή (podcast)μας στο νέο, ιντερνετικό ραδιόφωνο  που μπορείτε να  ακούσετε όλο το εικοσιτετράωρο, όλη την εβδομάδα από τον υπολογιστή και το τηλέφωνό σας:  κάντε κλικ στην ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση, επιλέξτε  με ασφάλεια  τo  φορμάτ  mp3 στο Google  και  το ιντερνετικό ραδιόφωνο  είναι στη διάθεσή σας , όσες φορές και όποτε ταιριάζει στο πρόγραμμά σας! Αυτή την εβδομάδα μας βρίσκετε στο:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1KU27prGcwUVi0taUpES19oLVk/edit

Download the November 4 Ta Yp’ Opsin podcast

The November 4 Ta Yp’ Opsin (Consider These) news roundup podcast (in Greek) available for download:
(Podcasting is the new face of radio journalism; a podcast is similar to a news radio program, delivers information on a regular basis and can even be listened to directly on your computer or smartphone. To listen to our Ta Yp’Opsin podcast, simply click the link to the podcast and choose to download it to your computer safely from Google in mp3 format, ready to listen to and replay at any time)

 In the First Hour of Ta Yp’ Opsin:

– The post- Sandy devastation in the East Coast

– Getting voters displaced by Sandy to polling stations

– What’s on the line on Tuesday’s election

– Crucial votes in Greek Parliament on austerity measures

– Strikes and disruptions expected in Athens

– Overhauling the Syrian opposition leadership

– A generational leadership change in China

Plus, in the Second Hour:

– Beijing lockdown: The 10 craziest new rules

– Vladimir Putin’s “sports injuries”

– Sweat and carbon dioxide in the Sistine Chapel

– The «Catholic Pravda» has come a long way

– Pets and Superstorm Sandy

– Movember … and MoBros

– Internet rolls into Bangladesh on a bike

– The ‘Emergency Compliment’ Generator

Download here:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1KU27prGcwUVi0taUpES19oLVk/edit

 Ta Yp’Opsin (Consider These) weekly podcast with Greek Chicago journalists Elena Spilioti and George Zorbas. Discussion, analysis and great music!

Like our Ta Yp’Opsin (Consider These) Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/taypopsin

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