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De Trojka en de machtsvraag: een ideologisch keerpunt?

Jan Blommaert 

Op 30 januari, tijdens een persconferentie na een vergadering met Jeroen Dijsselbloem van de zogenaamde Eurogroep, deed de nieuwe Griekse minister van financiën Varoufakis een merkwaardige uitspraak. 1,325 more words

Publiek Debat

Greek gov't rejects cooperation with troika, new bailout extension

  • Greece’s new Left-led government rejected cooperation with troika auditors and would not request a new extension of the bailout program which expires in late February, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis told reporters in Athens on Friday.
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European Union

Hellas skaper ny uro i eurosonen

Det venstreradikale partiet Syriza ble den suverene vinneren av det greske parlamentsvalget 25. januar, og har dannet regjering sammen med det høyrepopulistiske partiet Uavhengige Grekere. Den nye regjeringens fanesaker er gjeldssanering samt avvikling og omgjøring av de siste årenes kutt- og reformpolitikk, noe som møter liten forståelse i Europakommisjonen og de andre medlemslandene, som insisterer på at Hellas må fortsette det påbegynte reformarbeidet. 903 more words


Key Takeaways from Iraq’s 2015 Federal Budget

By Ali Hadi Al-Musawi (@ahmusawi)

The passing of Iraq’s 2015 federal budget marked a key economic milestone for the country. At its core, the breakthrough represented a key political milestone given the failure of Iraq’s political blocs to reach agreement on last year’s budget. 172 more words


Greeks Reject Austerity: Prospects For The European Working Class

Many Greeks will no doubt be inspired by the election of Syriza in the last few days. With a full quarter of Greeks unemployed and a staggering 60% of Greek youths without work it is no wonder that the Greek working-class is looking to a political alternative rather than sticking with the eye-watering austerity consensus offered by the main parties of Capitalism. 606 more words

Labour Party

Greece vote to change billing address

Today the Greek electorate were celebrating the adoption of a national policy of ‘the cheque being in the post’. Winning 36% of votes counted, the Syriza Party was able to promise an end to austerity and a return to ‘hiding’ when someone knocks at the door, ‘ignoring’ letters with red font and being ‘not known at this address’. 189 more words


Some thoughts following my trip to see the Greek elections

This weekend, I joined a group of around 20 British activists in going to Greece to witness the historic election of Syriza. This is a report back with some thoughts of the situation based on what I could see. 1,857 more words