Αυτονομιστικό κίνημα στα Επτάνησα
Nearly 150 years after it was united with Greece, unrest is mounting on Corfu, the country’s premier tourist destination, amid unprecedented calls for autonomy from Athens.
With the embattled Greek government ensnared in scandals barely a year after its re-election for a second term, disquiet is growing on the island.
Dissent is such that community and business leaders enraged with the wayward practices of politicians they see as distant and corrupt have set up a party to press for self-rule.
Meeting in Corfu’s elegant Venetian town this week they vowed to compete in local elections in two years’ time, to hold a referendum on the issue and, if need be, seek recourse in the EU.