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With Greek Revolt As Model, Austerity Opponents Mobilize in Europe


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With Greek Revolt As Model, Austerity Opponents Mobilize in Europe

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Taking a cue from the Syriza-led Greek government and their challenge the austerity policies that dominate European economics, activists across the continent are focusing their ire on a summit of the European Central Bank (ECB) later this week.

Ahead of the meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras assured the citizens of Greece that, despite pressure from European lenders, they will not go back on their pledge to roll back extreme reform measures agreed to by the previous administration.