The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left
by Helena Sheehan
(Monthly Review Press, £20.25)
ONE of the best books published on the recent fortunes of the Greek left, Helena Sheehan’s blend...
Monday 17th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
GREECE capitulated to eurozone creditors’ demands for more cuts yesterday in return for releasing bailout funds.
The Syriza government — elected in 2015 on an antiausterity manifesto — agreed to a new round of pension cuts in 2019.
And it committed to...
Wednesday 3rd May 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
GREEK Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras claimed that austerity is “behind us” yesterday, following an agreement with eurozone finance ministers which includes further unspecified “adjustments.”Addressing parliament, the Syriza leader, who came to power on an...
Saturday 25th Feb 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
What is being demanded of Greece by the EU is nothing short of a curtailment of democracy, writes Kevin Ovenden
Monday 20th Feb 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
A row has broken out between PM Alexis Tsipras and the IMF-led coalition of international lenders over a so-called bonus payment to pensioners. TOM GILL reports
Thursday 22nd Dec 2016
Demonstrators defy ban to voice their opposition to austerity
Wednesday 16th Nov 2016
GREEK police fired tear gas and pepper spray at pensioners during an anti-austerity demonstration in Athens yesterday.
Riot police waded into the gathering of more than a thousand OAPs, some wielding walking sticks, after a grouptried to overturn a bus blocking a road to Prime Minister...
Tuesday 4th Oct 2016
European leaders seek Britain’s swift departure from bloc
Wednesday 29th Jun 2016
GREEKS woke up yesterday to another round of price rises as VAT rose for the sixth time in six years.
Years of “austerity” have seen the economy shrink by a quarter and unemployment stands at almost 25 per cent, while EU-mandated attacks on wages and pensions have left...
Thursday 2nd Jun 2016
Tough demands met as Athens lines up for €11bn bailout
Tuesday 24th May 2016