Greece: Touching Base With Reality

Touching Base With Reality

Socialist Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou came to power in 1981 vowing not to renew an agreement that allows the U.S. to maintain four large military bases in Greece. With 19 months left before the accord expires, Papandreou last week announced he would call a referendum on the issue. The vote will take place only if Greece and the U.S. are able to come up with terms of a new pact for voters to ratify. Papandreou has gradually been softening his stand on the bases in recent months. Foreign Minister Karolos Papoulias will meet with Secretary of State George Shultz during this...

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