"We shouldn’t underestimate ourselves," said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in an interview with Sto Kokkino radio station, adding that in difficult circumstances "we fought for the rights of the people." He stressed the need for a sober assessment of the six-month negotiations "without castigating ourselves"
After a tumultuous weekend of media reports about the Greek government’s so-called Plan B working group, the office of former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has released a statement, as has the coordinator of the working group, Professor James K. Galbraith.
It seems that the main party of the coalition which forms the Greek government has entered a tumultuous period. On July 12th, in order to secure the funding of the Eurozone, the government signed an agreement to impose extreme neo-liberal measures. These policies appear to be in complete contrast with the character and identity of SYRIZA.
The campaign to crowdfund 1.6 billion euros for Greece on indiegogo is a wonderful initiative to show solidarity, and indeed it has collected an astonishing amount of money in a short time. The only problem is that if the full amount is not collected, all donations will be returned. Although we’d like to hope that there’s a chance the campaign will reach its target, it is quite a long shot.
Dear fellow citizens of Europe,
The discussion about what the Greeks should do in this referendum has reached such a level of tension that it has become very difficult for anyone to explain levelheadedly just why we’re doing what we’re doing. We have reached a point of public mutual accusations of dishonesty, on the level of highest officials. With this letter we will attempt to explain to you why we are in favor of rejecting our lenders’ proposals, and why we recommend a “NO” vote in the referendum.
Athens, 30 March 2015 – A new report by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) reveals that while Greece endures harsh austerity measures imposed by the European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF and supported by the Netherlands, Greece’s economic recovery is being undermined by large-scale tax avoidance – enabled by the Netherlands.