The situation in Greece is a little bit complicated. You should remember that Greece is not an independent nation-state anymore. It has become a protectorate of Germany, the EU, and the International Monetary fund.
Greece is a special case in the southern European context. We are living in a very dramatic moment in our history.
The visit to Athens by the outgoing American President Barack Obama on November 15th-16th was planned on the certainty that it was going to take place after the victory of Hillary Clinton.
One of the reasons, many observers believe, President Obama went to Greece this week, is to press Athens to be “helpful” for a “solution” to the Cyprus problem.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov begins his two-day trip to Greece on November 1st. During his visit, he plans to discuss important issues of bilateral relations, contradictions between Moscow and Brussels, as well as solutions to the most pressing international problems, with the country’s leadership.
Despite the persistent effort of the Greek Media to present the report issued by the Independent Evaluation Office on July 8th, which examines the contribution of the IMF on the “rescue” plan of three countries (Greece, Ireland, and Portugal) as a