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.