Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tsipras: German Medicine is Poison for Greece


Alexis Tsipras, who heads the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) in Greece and could emerge from the country's next round of elections as prime minister, traveled to Berlin to deliver a blunt message to policymakers: Germany's austerity medicine is wrong for the Greek patient; increasing the dosage could be catastrophic for Greece and for the entire euro zone. Read more.

SYRIZA is a coalition of leftwing Greek political parties that includes democratic socialists, green groups, and Maoist, Trotskyist and eurocommunist organizations.  As the president of Synaspismos, the largest party in the coalition, Tsipras, a former Communist youth leader, is its parliamentary leader.

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