The deepening of Greek democracy is a crucial step towards economic recovery

The recent Greek election saw the radical leftist party Syriza, led by Alex Trsipras, come to power on a platform of opposing the “Troika” of the European Commission, European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund and their punitive austerity programme. Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou argues that this and subsequent events represent a crucial deepening of Greek democracy and an important move towards economic recovery to boot. 

A lot has been written about the economic plans and the initiatives of the new Greek government since the 25 January elections. This is not surprising. Syriza came in power with the motto of ‘tearing’ into pieces the Memorandum of Understanding Greece signed with the Troika and ending austerity in Greece and in the EU.

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