The withdrawal of the US now confronts Europe with yet another pending issue – the creation of a European army. A united Europe will either become strategically autonomous or dissolve.
First of all, the permanent, age-old civil war in Afghanistan has not ended. Tribal leaders, generals, and warlords of the old regime are negotiating among themselves and with the Taliban – which itself is not a unified force – and no one can prejudge the results.
As the weekend edition of Ta Nea reveals today, Greece is creating three border security zones to avert a repeat of the crisis of 2015. Yet that cannot replace humanitarianism. The need for security cannot supplant European values.
The inspiration for this alternative newspaper came when in 2016 reporters from all over the world began visiting the centre while covering the refugee crisis.