Greece may feel like it’s got serious problems, but Europe is facing some major dilemmas right now as the future of the union is at stake on multiple fronts, despite calls for solidarity and cohesion from the European Council.
Trust is one of those things that are easy to lose and hard to win back. This is a fundamental principle that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had best remember as he meets today with the leaders of other political parties.
New Democracy is going through a crisis after two successive defeats in the space of just a few months. However, it will not fizzle out, as was the case with PASOK when the years of false prosperity came to an end.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s visit to Israel signals that the Greek political system seems to be maturing on issues of foreign policy, which for decades had been overshadowed by concerns that were guided more by emotion and fixations than logic.
An “accident” was bound to happen at some point and the way that the United States and the European Union have been acting toward Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan led directly to on Tuesday’s incident, when the Turks shot down a Russian fighter jet.
Strong showers and chilly gale-force winds threw up yet another obstacle for thousands of migrants and refugees trying to cross Greece's northern border into the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The bottleneck started growing after Skopje barred entry to people it defines as “economic migrants” who are not eligible for asylum, in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. Hundreds of Iranian, Kurdish, Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants have been trapped at the Greek border town of Idomeni for days, with some sewing their mouths shut in protest at the restrictions.