European Council: Parallel universes

19 October 2012
Basler Zeitung Basel

Parallel universes – Peter Schrank

"Brussels…" "Athens…"

At the European Council, François Hollande and Angela Merkel remain divided on the issue of ECB supervision of European banks. Meanwhile, in the Greek capital, the growing number of violent attacks on immigrants mounted by neo-Nazi activists of the Golden Dawn party is met with indifference by the country's political class. Recently Greek MP Eleni Zaroulia, who is the wife of the leader of Golden Dawn, Nikos Michaloliakos, and a member of the European Council's commission on equality and non-discrimination, described immigrants as subhuman in a speech to parliament.