Europe: Greek Threat

A Community plan is blocked

The normally tranquil streets of Dublin bristled with blue-coated Irish policemen as the leaders of the ten European Community nations gathered for a two-day summit last week. Irish officials were holding their breath: less than two months after an Irish Republican Army bomb almost claimed the life of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, an I.R.A. splinter group had vowed to try again. Instead, a different kind of assault came from an unexpected source. As the meeting drew to a close, Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou threatened to torpedo its major goal: a painstakingly constructed agreement on...

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