The Eurocrisis and the public perception
The aftershocks of the eurocrisis are still felt today. Brussels has never attracted more attention from journalists, economists and opinion makers as in recent years. Some predicted a Greek departure from the euro, others the end of the currency union. The most important politicians were silent or released just as little information as necessary, for fear of reactions in the financial market. Populist politicians and media threw oil on the fire.
How did public opinion about the Greek crisis come about? To what extent did doom scenarios push Greece towards the financial abyss? What was in the emergency plans that European institutions and national governments kept secret? And what did this crisis mean for European cooperation?