On the first of January Greece assumed the rotating presidency of the EU. Many take a dim view of the crisis-ridden country being put in charge, yet Greece does have some success stories to report.
For over three centuries the Greeks have grown crocuses which produce saffron. Now growing saffron has brought sustainable prosperity to the region surrounding the town of Krokos -- thanks to some assistance from the EU. So it's little wonder that many people here are staunch supporters of the European Union.