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Anthony D. Papayannides has studied Law in Athens University. Post-graduate studies in Law, Economics and International Relations and in Medieval History in Strasbourg and Cambridge. DEA European Law, DIHEE European Economy. Practiced business law and EU law. Consultant on E.U. topics to the Athens Daily Newspaper Publishers' Association.
Member, then national representative, of the negotiating team for the Integrated Mediterranean Programmes. Counselor to the Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs. Counselor to the Minister for Culture, Chairman of the Committee of Cultural Affairs at the E.U. Council. Consultant to the Bank of Greece. Founding member and member of the Board of a number of European affairs institutes and reviews in Greece (EKEME, EKEM, EEK)
From 1972 onwards a journalist and then a columnist at the Greek political daily "TO VIMA" and at the economic and financial weekly "ECONOMICOS TACHYDROMOS", specialising in macro-economic policy European affairs and foreign relations. Has also worked at “ELEFTHEROTYPIA” and “IMERISSIA” newspapers, managing editor of “ELEFHEROS TYPOS”.
Writes a bi-weekly column at “NAFTEMPORIKI”. Presently managing director of ECONOMIA Publishing, (“ECONOMIKI EPITHEORISSI”, “BUSINESS FILE”; writes a daily blog at economia.gr). Participates to the talk show "Evening Report" at ACTION 24 Channel.