Greece celebrates 40 years of EU membership


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EU leaders travelled to Athens on Thursday to celebrate the 40th anniversary since Greece joined what was then the European Economic Community. The anniversary offered an opportunity to reflect on the benefits of Greece’s membership. Leaders highlighted that over the last 40 years, projects large and small have changed the country’s image and improved the daily lives of Greek citizens.

Tom Ellis, the editor in chief of Kathimerini’s English Edition, joins The Greek Current to discuss the impact the EU has had on Greece - economically, politically, and socially. We also explore his latest op-ed in Kathimerini, where he highlights how Greece’s membership also means that it has emerged stronger and more secure over the last 40 years.

Read Tom Ellis’ latest op-ed in Kathimerini: A more secure Greece, 40 years after its accession to the EU

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