Athanasios Dimadis

Foreign Correspondent
Thanos Dimadis, born in Greece and raised in Brussels, is a foreign correspondent based in the US focusing on financial news and stories related the eurozone economy and Europe. Since 2010, he has been covering as an accredited foreign correspondent the Eurozone crisis from the International Monetary Fund, White House, and State Department in Washington DC and, later, from the European decision-making centers in Brussels. Having represented some of the most well-viewed broadcast media organizations from Greece and Cyprus (ALPHA TV and SKAI TV), Thanos has secured and conducted numerous interviews with the major stakeholders of the Eurozone crisis. He had been the producer and presenter of the most well-viewed TV documentary about the Eurozone crisis aired in Greece ("Three years - Three Memorandums"). He is also the author of the best seller book in Greece “In the Daedalus of the Eurozone Crisis” published in October 2014. In the fourteen years of his career in journalism, Thanos is known as one of the strongest and most active advocates of the press freedom in Greece, and has been diachronically fighting against multiple attempts of several Greek Governments to intimidate national journalists and, through that way, to manipulate the media. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, during the last several years of the economic crisis in Greece, Thanos had been a victim of Greek governments efforts to censor his reporting from the International Monetary Fund because it was not in favor of the national government's political interests and narrative. Thanos also served as the head of breaking news unit of the most well-viewed broadcast organization in Greece (ALPHA TV) from its headquarters in Athens. He completed his studies in Europe and the United States holding four master degrees in the fields of Political Management (George Washington University), Media (City University of London), European Law and Policy (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens), Political Science (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), and finished his Batchelor degree studies in Journalism (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens). He also graduated from the Executive Educational Program of Kennedy School of Harvard, Leadership of the 21st Century. Thanos is a member of the National Union of Journalists in Athens, the International Federation of Journalists, and he had been distinguished with an honorary scholarship from Alexander Onassis Foundation.

UN Correspondents Association: Shining a Light on Global Issues

January 07, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Sherwin Bryce-Pease, president of the United Nations Correspondents Association. At a time when the credibility and influence wielded by the fourth estate have been questioned by those in power, the mission of organizations like the United Nations Correspondents Association, which fosters...

For the United Nations, Multilateralism Is the Way Forward

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In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the president of the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations.  The United Nations is often criticized for bureaucratic inefficiency, with its more passionate critics disparaging the organization’s “uselessness.” Despite this, the UN still wields a...

Will Donald Trump Win in 2020?

November 15, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Anthony Scaramucci, founder of Skybridge Capital and former White House communications director. The midterm elections have largely been seen as a rebuke of President Donald Trump‘s policies, but the “blue wave” Democrats had envisioned did not materialize. Nevertheless, Democrats regained control of...

Tectonic Plates Have Shifted in the Eurozone

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In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs, Pierre Moscovici.  President Donald Trump’s election marked a new turn in US-EU relations. It is an environment dominated by tension, mutual suspicion and the questioning of historic ties between the...

Lessons in Diplomacy: We Need Our Friends and Allies

February 14, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former US ambassador David D. Pearce. President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy has been met with criticism both at home and abroad, not only for its perceived protectionism on economic issues, but also for heralding a new era of American isolationism in...

Eurozone: Optimism Is Warranted

February 09, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard.  Is 2018 going to be the year the eurozone finally leaves behind nearly a decade of financial and political instability? Projections in answer to this question are contradictory. Over...

Eurozone's Economic Prospects Still in Question

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If Europe can’t learn lessons from the eurozone crisis, its prospects for prosperity and stability will remain uncertain. During the World Economic Forum in Davos, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, stressed the importance for all eurozone countries — Greece first and foremost — to...

Global Economy: What to Expect in 2018

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In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the executive managing director of the Institute of International Finance, Hung Tran.  With President Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) still on course, key industry groups such as the US Chamber of Commerce...

What Does the Future Hold for Trumponomics?

January 29, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the economist and resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, Desmond Lachman.  With President Donald Trump having completed his first year in the Oval Office, the discussion on what his administration managed to achieve when it comes to the country’s economy...

What Went Wrong in Syria?

December 21, 2017

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the former US ambassador in Syria, Robert Ford. Robert Ford served as the US ambassador to Syria between 2011 and 2014, an appointee of the Obama administration. Ford was criticized for his belief that working with the Syrian rebels would...

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