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The Limits of a Southern European Alliance

Aug 11, 2016 | 09:31 GMT
The Limits of a Southern European Alliance
EU member states are searching for regional solutions to Continental problems.
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Only seven weeks after British voters elected to leave the European Union, the bloc has begun to fracture along regional lines. According to Greek media reports, Athens is attempting to organize a summit of Southern European countries in early September, just days before a scheduled EU-wide conference in Bratislava. The Greek initiative is but one indicator of a trend emerging across the European Union: The Brexit decision has raised questions about the bloc's future, and its members are turning to their neighbors, not to Brussels, for answers. ...

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