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Greece Foreign Policy Issues
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Relationship to European Integration
  Recently joined the Euro zone.
  Looks to European integration as a bulwark against Turkish expansionism.
   
Relationship to the Balkans
  Moderate forces in Greece want the nation to become an economic leader in the Balkans; regressive forces want to fight with Macedonia about ethnic heritage.
  The name of the nation that calls itself "Macedonia" is still an issue for Greece.
   
Relationship to Turkey
  Recent moderation on both sides is leading to some increased trade.
  Issues over the status of the Aegean, the continental shelf, free passage, still linger.
  Cyprus is an ongoing flash point.
   
Tourism and terrorism
  Some still link Greece to past carelessness about security.
  In early 2004, the November 17th terror organization was smashed, a real victory in the war on terror.
   
Last modified 4/22/08; first posted 9/27/03; original content © 2008, 2003 John P. Nordin