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Kathimerini - Greece | Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The invisible peace sign of Lesbos

Last week activists created a huge peace sign on the Greek island of Lesbos using around 3,000 life jackets left behind by refugees. But Europe's politicians won't get the point, columnist Pantelis Boukala fears in the conservative daily Kathimerini: "The ongoing shortsightedness plaguing the European Union does not allow for much optimism when it comes to its leaders seeing the Lesbos sign in time. And even if they do see it, its meaning will be lost in translation, although it is one of the few universally recognized symbols. They might even say it's one more Greek trick. ... Unfortunately for the so-called united Europe, the bigger the problems it faces, the smaller the caliber of those determining its fate turns out to be. Above all, this is true on the spiritual level, the only one capable of giving a new meaning to the worn-out, no longer credible 'European vision'."

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