‘Are we stayingin Europe?’
What is Europe? "Isn't it the plains? […] Are not her stars the bright ones?" as Greek poet Ioannis Polemis said in his famous poem about the homeland. And what does "We're staying in Europe" mean? Is it a saga for our times and our abilities? Will it become a date, like that of the 1973 Polytechnic Uprising, to honor for ever?
The slogan "We're staying in Europe" appeared in June 2015, when the then coalition government of SYRIZA and Independent Greeks (ANEL) was dragging the country toward the cliff edge. Thousands of protesters used it to urge a "yes" vote in a referendum over whether the country would accept the austerity proposals tabled by its creditors. It was born out of an independent - and as it turned out minority - movement.
And the question that arises in the upcoming discussion titled "Are We Staying in Europe?' Wiretapping, Rights and the Rule of Law" ...
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