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Greece on the Edge


Greece on the Edge

Joshua Tartakovsky

Syriza, particularly Finance Minister Yannis Varoufakis and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, has been playing a long game since the election. It has tried hard to please Germany and the Eurogroup while not compromising on its key principle: namely ending austerity which entailed the continued privatization of public assets and cutting of government social programs at a time when a third of the population is in dire poverty.


If it was really about investors getting their loan monies back they would make sure the loan agreement was set up so Greece could grow GDP under the agreement insuring they would get their money back, they have not.