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The waking giant goes back to sleep: European integration in the Greek elections

Verney, Susannah, (2019)”The waking giant goes back to sleep: European integration in the Greek elections“, Blogs Lse, July

The prospect of Greece leaving the eurozone once dominated the country’s political agenda. Yet as Susannah Verney writes, in the 2019 Greek elections, relations with the EU were simply not an issue. She argues this quick change in the political climate demonstrates that unlike in the UK, Greek citizens were not motivated by a desire to reject the principle of participation in European integration. Rather, the cause of contention had been the policy response to the specific challenges posed by the country’s debt crisis.

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