Regions / Greece
Yes, the far right performed well in Europe's elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.
Nearly one-fifth of seats in the European Parliament will now be held by parties devoted to destroying it from within.
Throughout Europe, extremist right-wing parties have been on the rise and radical ideas are gaining traction.
Each year Conn Hallinan looks aghast at news stories and newsmakers that beggar belief.
On the verge of default, Greece is caught between an unpopular austerity package and a popular revolt.
If Spain and Italy are forced to apply for bailouts, it is not clear the European Union or the euro would survive.
A popular movement is up against an embattled government in Greece.
The Greek economic crisis is not about living beyond one's means, reports columnist Walden Bello from Athens. It's the same story of unregulated financial speculation all over again.