Which weight should be given priority to, in order to develop some more balanced strategy?
(yes... still on Europe with Greek focus matter).
I mean, by one side there are hidden agendas ( not talking about conspiracy whatsoever! , mainly greed as key motivation) institutions, bureaucracy, agreements etc, by the other (perhaps) ideals, political agendas.... in the middle citizens. If there's some sort of communication problem, its urgent to keep talking preferentially with a genuine translator, with no preconceived ideas (if its possible)
Poor you, if you are lack of ideas and ideals.... but poorer if you have put trust in bad leaders.