OPINION

Anti-EU talk not constructive

The European Union bears a huge part of the responsibility for the refugee crisis that is testing the bloc today and the Greek government has a duty to demand collective solutions to the problem and financial support so it can manage the uncontrollable influx of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Asia.

Certain government officials, however, have used the tension that has built up in the EU to try to turn Greek public opinion against the bloc, and certain member-states in particular. They did the same thing in the spring of 2015 during the notorious bailout talks between Athens and the country’s international lenders. We know what they achieved then.

But Greece needs allies and anti-European outbursts may be fine on a theoretical level but they don’t lead anywhere good in practical terms.