Alexis Tsipras hailed a victory for his left-wing Syriza party after winning a second general election in less than 9 months. However, the many Greeks I have met with say they expect nothing to change. Before the vote, I reported that the Greeks I spoke with said that they did not expect anything to change because the previous government never did as they said. Continue reading →
London: Greece’s Defence Minister has warned that his country will seek money from Russia and China to avert a financial crisis rather than yield to austerity demands from Europe, risking a dangerous political rift with the leading European Union powers.
Panos Kammenos, head of the Independent Greeks party in the ruling coalition, said Greece would rather leave the euro if membership means submitting to a “Europe under German domination.” Continue reading