European Governments

Greece is the country where he was born the Olympic flame. Today may also be the nation from which emerges a social flame which, if it is not controlled, may spread to East and West. Greece invisible by a wave of marches and strikes, which is accentuated when the Saturday a police killed a teenager. Since then, street clashes are constant. On Wednesday, there was a big national stoppage implemented by trade unions which, according to the BBC, are very strong. Some see some elements common to the outbreak of the French may of 1968 in which student protests prompted industrial action. The conservative Karamanlis (Prime Minister since 2004) is unpopular and the leader of the social democratic opposition (Papandreou) calls for immediate elections. He believes that it should help that fire go dissipating and that thus he would soon reached the Government to co-opt trade unions so that they accept their measures. Greek spark occurs at the beginning of the global recession, so many are afraid to have manure to spread internationally. The majority of European Governments (which are right) don’t want a possible drop in the Hellenic premier destabilise them, then to grow the forces that are to your left or who encourage strikes in their own countries.