Christos Kourtelis

Christos Kourtelis completed his undergraduate degree in European Studies in Greece at the Hellenic Open University with distinction and then received his MSc in Development Studies at the London School of Economics. At the moment, he serves as a Visiting Lecturer at King's College London and at Birkbeck University teaching various courses related to EU politics, Political Science and International Relations. His PhD research focuses on EU policies, especially towards the Mediterranean countries.

The good, the bad and the ugly and the outcome of the Greek elections (the rest)

8 juillet 2012 | Christos Kourtelis

Now that a new more stable government is formed and the fact that SYRIZA is a potential political force that can rule the country in the future make the situation different. The party will continue to be attacked for its rejection to enter the coalition and questions over its European orientation and its development strategies will remain high in the parliamentary discussions.

The good, the bad and the ugly and the outcome of the Greek elections

4 juillet 2012 | Christos Kourtelis

The recent elections in Greece divided people between the pro-bailout and the anti-bailout parties. Marginally, Greeks decided to support a coalition of three parties (the center-right New Democracy, the center-left PASOK and Democratic Left) which claimed that the bailout is the only viable (and hard) way to return to development.