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Greece needs but does not have a foreign policy

Economides, Spyros (2011) Greece needs but does not have a foreign policy. LSE Greece@LSE (13 Oct 2011). Website.

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Abstract

Today, Greece is in need of a foreign policy. In effect it does not have one. The main issues that dominate its foreign policy agenda remain static: Turkey; FYR Macedonia and Cyprus. There has been very little overt movement on these issues in the last decade despite some significant changes in circumstance: Turkey has opened its accession talks with the EU: FYR Macedonia is a candidate for EU Accession and Cyprus has become a full member of the EU. It was hoped these changes would have unlocked the doors for solutions to these central issues of Greek foreign policy, but they haven’t .The EU which has, to some extent, shielded Greek interests from being undermined by these issues has also not proved a strong enough incentive for those three states to be more amenable to long-term accommodations with Greece or, in the case of Cyprus an end to the island’s division which would have removed a thorn from the side of the Greek state.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/greeceatlse/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: European Institute
International Relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > International Relations
Collections > Greece@LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 08:58
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79464

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