Greek drama could spell tragedy for EU
It took two world wars before a bridge could be built strong enough to hold a blood-drenched Europe together. But hold it did.
The European Union has survived the collapse of communism and withstood the worst recession in economic history. But it is no exaggeration to suggest that the already fractured pillars that support it have never looked shakier.
Greece may be the issue that has exposed the cracks, and could yet be the one that brings the crumbling edifice crashing down. Yet it should not be the scapegoat for all the ills of the EU. The fact that we could have come to such a pass is a symptom of a complete lack of vision and leadership at the heart of Brussels.