Monday, March 02, 2015

Syriza MP Costas Lapavitsas: To beat austerity Greece must break free from the euro [HEAR! HEAR!]

‘The Syriza government has paid a high price to remain alive
Things will be made even harder by the parlous state of the Greek economy.’ 
Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The agreement signed between Greece and the EU after three weeks of lively negotiations is a compromise reached under economic duress. Its only merit for Greece is that it has kept the Syriza government alive and able to fight another day. That day is not far off. Greece will have to negotiate a long-term financing agreement in June, and has substantial debt repayments to make in July and August. In the coming four months the government will have to get its act together to negotiate those hurdles and implement its radical programme. The European left has a stake in Greek success, if it is to beat back the forces of austerity that are currently strangling the continent.

Continue reading at The Guardian

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