The ongoing economic crisis has made the world a more violent place, according to the Global Peace Index (GPI), which predicts further instability unless governments take an equitable approach to fiscal austerity measures.
Outbreaks of street violence in Greece reminiscent of France's May '68 events mean the Mediterranean country will appear to be 'the sick man of Europe' at an EU summit starting in Brussels today (11 December).
At two important events, leaders of the EU and its member states will discuss the European model, focusing on whether successful models such as the Nordic one can be transferred to countries in distress.
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