November 20, 2012
Mr. George Ayfantis is a Greek Ambassador and Diplomatic Advisor to SYRIZA-USF. He is amongst the most reformative voices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, being realist and rational, while keeping his profile outside media.
1. In the midst of a devastating financial meltdown, what do you personally believe the answer of the European Union should be?
The purpose of the EU as it was perceived by the European peoples has been the common prosperity that was the ideal which brought all these peoples together. Now this ideal has collapsed because for the citizens of the European South, it is obvious that the Eurozone is all about austerity and restraining deficits, while people in the European North are having surpluses profiting all the advantages of the situation. Therefore, we find ourselves in a position where the Union has to address the way Europe deals with such fundamental issues, in order to […]