OPINION

We’re still dependent on Brussels

It’s hard to believe that voters here in Greece will be pouring into the election centers on Sunday to cast their ballots for the European parliamentary elections. Unfortunately, there has been little, if any, debate so far on the future of the European Union, the dilemmas facing the 27-member bloc in the wake of the global economic meltdown, the potential membership of Turkey and future EU expansion. One can only hope that in the last few remaining days leading up to the election, Greece’s candidates for the European Parliament will care to provide some convincing answers to all of these crucial questions. One can only hope that they will attempt to convince the voting public as to why they would be able to do the best job putting forward Greece’s positions as part of this influential European institution. We should keep in mind that despite the domestic political woes, Greece is still a country that is a member of the European Union and that our interests are, to a large extent, dependent on Brussels.