Greece

Response to Russian threat varies widely in Europe

A report from the Czech-based European Values think tank evaluates all 28 European Union countries based on their governments' attitudes, policies, and strategic responses to the Russian threat, following the Kremlin's recent influence operations throughout the West.

Reproduced from Kremlin Watch; Chart: Axios Visuals

The big picture: The "Kremlin Watch" report grouped countries into five categories based on their acknowledgement of the threat and governmental countermeasures. The Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, as well as the U.K. and Sweden, were labeled "full-scale defenders." Greece and Cyprus were found to have shown "no meaningful resistance to Russia's subversive activities."

Europe moves on from financial crisis, but Greece is still recovering

A decade after the global financial crisis, Europe has largely recovered from the economic damage that forced five countries to seek bailouts. Greece, however, has a long way to go.

Data: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios

The big picture: Greece is set to graduate its third and final bailout package this month, an exit that will officially cap the largest sovereign debt restructuring in global history. Its creditors seem to believe that like the other hard-hit countries — Spain, Ireland, Cyprus and Portugal — Greece is now "capable of moving on its own two feet." But with an economy that continues to sputter after eight years of financial assistance, there's still reason to worry.