By Justine Frangouli-Argyris With the clock quickly counting down towards election day in Greece this January 25, the two competitors for the Prime Ministerial chair are Alexis Tsipras, the fiery leader of the leftist Syriza party, and Antonis Samaras, the stoic head of the conservative New Democracy party who governed the country until the fall […]
By Justine Frangouli-Argyris No one should be weeping nor should they be frightened that the Greek Parliament failed to elect a president on its third and final attempt this week and, as a result, set the country on course for a national plebiscite to be held on January 25th . There, the nation’s citizens will […]
By Justine Frangouli-Argyris In a surprise move last week, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras called a snap presidential election for December, moving it forward from its planned February date with potentially unpredictable results for the future of Greece and the Eurozone.
By Justine Frangouli-Argyris It was around springtime that the Samaras-Venizelos coalition government was flying high given that, after a long absence, Greece was able to return to the financial markets and float a new bond issue that was ten times oversubscribed and at an attractively low interest rate. This optimism, amid a general sense that […]
By Justine Frangouli-Argyris In Greece, today, no one can foresee what will transpire nationally after the European elections later this month given the fact that the far-left party (Syriza) is leading in public opinion while the once dominant socialists (Elia/Pasok) are polling a paltry 7 %. According to a recent poll conducted by Pulse for […]
February 5, 2014 — New York — AJC (American Jewish Committee) is appalled by the anti-Semitic statements of a Syriza Party candidate for upcoming elections in Greece.
By George Venizelos In this period of radical social and economic changes, the spark of SYRIZA, the Coalition of Radical Left, as its name stands for, gave hope to some of those who felt betrayed and pessimistic about the future of socialism. For in Greece, a radical party seemed to be threatening the political status […]