EU presidency 2014

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Greece’s Odd EU Presidency 2014

BRUSSELS | By Jacobo de Regoyos | Athens will preside over the European Union for next semester as their citizens take the streets against budgetary cuts and 30% of their population is unemployed. For some, this magnificently ilustrates what an united and supportive Europe means. For others, allowing Greece, under creditors’ surveillance, to be an international reference during half a year is some sort of a risk. In order to avoid gloomy predictions, Foreign Affairs’ Minister, Evángelos Venizelos, has promised hard work and austerity:  “A spartan presidency with Athenian values”.