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The crowds in Athens have sent jitters across Europe and America, where fears of financial default by governments are haunting bankers, investors and the business elite.

The exasperation over Greece, where the possibility of sovereign financial default is very real, is by far more invasive in Brussels than was the Ukraine fatigue a few years ago. This time the fate of the Eurozone itself may be at stake, as the contagion could spread.

In Ukraine, the focus of debate remains on President Viktor Yanukovych’s cynical prosecutions of opposition leaders. But a growing social discontent is not far behind the ravage of widespread poverty, if not yet at center stage.

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