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Chronos - Greece | Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Athens won't exploit EU presidency

Greece holds the EU Council presidency for the first half of 2014. But hopes that this will help to overcome the crisis are unfounded, the philosopher and professor of law Costas Douzinas remarks in the online magazine Chronos: "The government has no new vision for Greece or Europe. It is a rather sad case of the Munchausen syndrome, claiming that the catastrophe of Greece is a 'success story'. The only positive they expect from the presidency is to postpone for six months the pending general election, which would see Syriza win. ... The presidency at this point is just a coincidence. Unfortunately, this stroke of good luck will not be used by the Greek government thus turning it into a hugely wasted opportunity and a waste of money."

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