Op­po­site re­sults

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It would be a huge un­der­state­ment to say that the Greek peo­ple have been through a lot in the past few years – due mainly to the crip­pling eco­nomic cri­sis and all that its has en­tailed, not least the in­tense feel­ing of col­lec­tive hu­mil­i­a­tion. The sense of mor­ti­fi­ca­tion has un­doubt­edly been fur­ther fueled by sev­eral of the coun­try’s ex­as­per­ated part­ners, who have not shied from pub­licly wag­ging their fin­ger at Greece to an ex­ces­sive de­gree at dif­fer­ent points of the pro­tracted cri­sis. This sen­si­tiv­ity, it seems, is some­thing that larger coun­tries have the ten­dency to ig­nore, or sim­ply can­not un­der­stand when deal­ing with is­sues like the name dis­pute, and all its im­pli­ca­tions for the Greek peo­ple. The ill-ad­vised at­tempt to rush de­vel­op­ments and the idea of pil­ing pres­sure on a coun­try will ar­guably bring the op­po­site re­sults from those in­tended.

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