Friday, 30 January 2015

Greece elections: who are Syriza?

Syriza have stormed to power in Greece but what do they represent?

This article in the Guardian has some introductory analysis.

the official website  has some basic facts in English. It also has a facebook page.
Zed Press has made available for free download - Europe After The Minotaur by the new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. This offers insight into future policies. He also has a blog with comment and discussion. Ideas has his 2011 proposal for overcoming the euro crisis and there is an econtalk podcast from the Library of Economics and Liberty
Alexis Stsipras website - Prime minister of Greece his campaign website has discussion in English of Austerity policies. He also has some articles in English on the Social Europe website and in the Huffington Post. and a recent interview in Jacobin.

Political analysis of the link between the elections and debt
According to the New Statesman Syriza  is  not a party of the radical left. 
 The Crisis Observatory is an initiative of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), with the support of the "Stavros Niarchos" Foundation. It has some useful articles on politics. and discussion of austerity politics in  Greece which have led to its rise.
 Bank of England Governor Mark Carney also attacked this week Eurozone austerity policy.
Jubilee debt campaign briefing.

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