French version                                                                                                                     ...by Isa et David

www.toutsurlagrece.com

 

                                                                                 

Remember Athens 2004, the fires 2007, the riots of 2008, the plan 2010
and the others news concerning Greece by clicking under the archives below

Archives 2013
Archives 2012
Archives 2011
Archives 2010

Archives 2009

Archives 2008
Archives 2007
 
Archives 2006
Archives 2005

Archives 2004

 

Discover Agorazo, our e-boutique !

 

 



 

             Greek News 2014 (from Yahoo news)    

 

 

Wednesday the 01st of January 2014

 

EU presidency’s real challenge

The comments in many European news media questioning whether Greece has the ability to fulfill its commitments as EU president this semester seem to overlook two very important aspects of the presidency: No country is on its own when it holds the position and the semester’s success will depend on whether or not the 28 member states will take political decisions to reinforce their union.

Athens will be pushing for the completion of an 18-month program adopted over a year ago and some 180 issues passed on from the Irish and Lithuanian presidencies that preceded Greece’s. The task has been complicated by the fact that the semester will be interrupted by the elections for the European Parliament in May. But the major issues that the EU faces include agreement on banking union, measures to boost employment and competitiveness, as well as new policies regarding immigration, security and justice.

These are issues that will depend on the will of all of Greece’s partners to take steps towards closer union, not only on Greece’s competence as mediator.