Brexit was the point at which two narratives about 20th century European history collided. The 21st century has seen Europe begin to turn once again toward nationalism. Fritz Groothues warns there is much to be done to reverse this trend.
Since Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia aren’t allowing economic refugees to enter their territory, there is now the potential for large numbers to end up stuck in Greece, empowering the far right, according to Stratfor.
Putin knows he can use Greece to drive a wedge between Brussels and individual EU member states, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should have known better when he makes plans for an extension of the Turkish Stream project across his country, write Sijbren de Jong and Willem Oosterveld.
By forcing Syriza into a spot from which it must undertake a humiliating climb down to avoid disaster, the Eurogroup took its brinkmanship to a new level,writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
The visit to Cyprus by the newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was an overwhelming success, one that offered hope that things are about to change for the better, writes Andreas Chrysafis.
?Alexis Tsipras' election victory should mark a break with the past and open up a new chapter in the stormy relations between "Europe" and Greece, writes Yve Bertoncini. The EU will now have to accept the new government's policies, while reminding Athens to stick to its bailout commitments.
On January 25, Greece will decide whether to transform the anti-austerity Syriza Bloc from a once-radical sideshow into the central player in Greek politics – a development that can either be treated as an opportunity or an ill omen, writes Gregory Fuller.
The strategic significance of Greece as a stabilising force, and its democratic values, with undeniable soft power in the Arab world, has once again emerged in the regional scene. Athens should assume this role once again, writes Eva Kaili.
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