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Prevelakis, Giorgos

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Le Figaro - France | 14/02/2012

Europe also responsible for corruption

Europe clearly bears partial responsibility for Greece's plight, writes political scientist Giorgos Prevelakis in the conservative daily Le Figaro: "Is it not unwise to pit Europe and Greece against each other as if they were two clearly separate entities? That would be to forget that thirty years of mutual cooperation in the European Union and sixty in Nato have weaved close bonds between the Greeks and the entire European-Atlantic region. Greece's shortcomings are only too aparant today, ranging from an oversized state to clientelism, corruption, administrative incompetence and lacking competitiveness. But are the Greeks the only ones to blame? Have we not tolerated, not to say encouraged, the cronyism and the distribution of European subsidies to avoid political excesses that would have jeopardised Greece's role in the Western military structure?"

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