The big lesson the EU has “learned” from the Greek crisis is that the democratic will of the people must be suppressed even further. As Brussels crushes democracy in its birthplace, the seeds of a neo-authoritarian superstate have been definitevely sown
After around 17 hours of emergency talks in Brussels, a “deal” was finally been reached over a third bailout for Greece. According to EU President Donald Tusk, Eurozone leaders reached a “unanimous” agreement.
Yet it appears the cost for this agreement is nothing less than the surrender by the Greek government of its fiscal autonomy. Greece has been given a deadline of Wednesday to pass reform laws demanded by the Eurozone. Greek Prime Minister Tsipras has tried to stand up to the EU and has ultimately failed; the austerity he opposed in the Greek referendum has been forced upon his country with a vengeance.