Greece 2014 EU is a joint project of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Centre for European Governance (KEDIA) affiliated to the Institute of International Relations of the Panteion University of Athens, for the monitoring of the Greek presidency of the European Council in the first half of 2014.

The Greek presidency’s main priorities have been declared to be:

  1. Growth – Jobs – Cohesion
  2. Further Integration of the EU – Eurozone
  3. Migration – Borders – Mobility
  4. Maritime Policies- A thematic that will run horizontally through thePresidency’s priorities

Most importantly, having been the nation most severely hit by the euro-zone crisis, Greece aims to use the presidency to accelerate all efforts at resolving the crisis by strengthening Europe’s institutional architecture. At the same time, the presidency coincides with elections for the new European Parliament in May 2014, when some fear that the peoples of Europe might embrace a “tea-party”-like revolt against further integration. Navigating through this very challenging puzzle, is to provide updates, news reports and interviews with key players from Athens and Brussels.