Posts tagged 'Pasok'

Getting to a Grenegotiation

There’s excitement in Greece today. It may be the day Greece finally gets a government!

From Kathmerini on Tuesday morning: Read more

Greek politicians ♥ Spanish bank bailout

The Spanish bank bailout, aka “failout”, may have been shrugged off by the markets on Monday but it seems to have given encouragement to Greek politicians as they prepare for the weekend’s elections.

The thinking broadly seems to be, if there’s room for manoeuvre/more cash for Madrid, why not for Athens! Read more

Greece STILL can’t decide how to vote

Alexis Tsipras, the leader of far left Syriza, took to the airways on Friday morning to declare he will essentially cancel austerity in Greece should his party come first in the upcoming elections. He wants the vote to be a sort of referendum on terminating the bailout agreement. And, unsurprisingly, his message has been going down well with the voters. The latest poll gives his party a six point lead. But results of the second round of voting are as difficult to predict as the first.

We wanted to take a closer look at the figures as they are the last set we’re going to get. Friday is the last day poll are allowed to be published ahead of the June 17 elections. Read more

You cannot be Syriza!

If Greece ends the reform process it has undertaken, then I can’t see that the respective tranches [of aid] can be paid out.

– Guido Westerwelle Read more