Blog / Environment & Energy

Ghosts of Chernobyl

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It’s not often a chance to visit a place like Chernobyl crops up, and naturally I jumped at the chance. My main motivation for visiting was to see the abandoned city of Pripyat, untouched since the time of the Ukrainian SSR when its 50,000 inhabitants were forced to evacuate.

The trip …

Blog / Europe

The Greek Austerity: Fears for the Future

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On 11 June the state-run Greek public broadcaster ERT was shut down, in line with the austerity measures that the Hellenic government has enacted since the beginning of the economic and financial crisis of 2008-2009. This decision caused 2,500 workers to be laid off. The closing down of the channel was yet …