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Thank you for this...that's exactly what western Europe (and west as such) think about Greeks.They west and Greece needed each other and that's a relationship made of interest not of love OR RESPECT...
Greece is strategically located in the Southern region of the Alliance, in close vicinity to South Eastern Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and North Africa. This broad region, as recently demonstrated, is characterised by geopolitical uncertainty and multiple and adverse strategic interests.

Membership to NATO is a fundamental pillar of Greece's defence and security architecture together with its EU membership. Since its accession in 1952, Greece has contributed to Euro-Atlantic security and at the same time has been protected by the security umbrella the Alliance offers its members.  

Contrary to this theory up here is fact that EU now has two more orthodox religious countries... Bulgaria and Romania. Again this acceptation of those countries came not from love or respect but interest. I am not sure that they as Greeks to this day will ever be respected let alone loved as a "family members".
Europeans will respect Chines ( for their money) but never their own poor Europeans. That is a cultural difference between East and west. Even with all endemic corruption interestingly Eastern world have respect for things other then money (or not just money). Western world will lay in bad with a devil when it comes to money. Sorry guys but it's just my opinion ( and of course I am not having in mind that much ordinary people but more like higher class that are rulling your world).  

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sat Mar 1st, 2014 at 09:49:11 AM EST
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