Europe appears to have been hit by one of those big crises that seem to strike once in every 50 or 60 years. It is not business as usual. Experienced observers can hear the distant rumbling of tectonic plates as they shift.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen talking with State Minister Nikos Pappas during a parliamentary debate on TV licenses late Thursday. Pappas accused New Democracy and PASOK of having allowed TV channels to operate "outside the boundaries of the law over the past 25 years" after criticism from conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakakis that the government was killing the pluralism of the free market for its own political gain.