Democratic dynamite

Published on 4 November 2011 at 10:45

By suddenly proposing a referendum on the bailout of his country, the Greek prime minister has triggered a political and stock market crisis in Europe. But he has also revived the debate about the balance to be struck between EU interests and the rights of its peoples.

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