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An emblematic victim of the euro crisis, Greece has paid a hard price for the accumulation of small mistakes and severe wrongdoings over the last decades – some of its own, some foreign.
The Greek people, strangled by austerity, massive unemployment and rising poverty, have lost control over their own destiny. This massive injustice is being exploited by radical factions who prefer scapegoating vulnerable groups to finding real, sustainable solutions for a better future.
It is, indeed, easy to be cynical about Greece. But there is hope! Local initiatives are blooming across the country, to reknit the social fabric and positive politics are on their way back. Will it be enough to brighten the future of so many disillusioned Greeks? Only time will tell.
A selection of our best articles on rebuilding Greece.