SYRIZA's mild Keynesian programme has been gutted. Is a more democratic economic alternative possible within the framework of the EU?
The SYRIZA Parliamentary Group has expressed serious reservations about the Eurogroup deal signed by finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, and called for an immediate realisation of pre-election commitments. In a twelve hour-long internal discussion, most Syriza MPs criticised the deal while a minority, led by the Left Platform, voted against it in an informal vote.
The Greek government is being tested to its limits. But this is also a test of the cohesion of the Eurozone and the commitment of all its members to its future.
The past 24 hours serve as a reminder that the Eurogroup is not above using spin and weasel words to achieve its ends. Syriza will need to sharpen up.
Europe’s fiscal compact is unfit for purpose. The Greek rebellion will either force its redesign, or cause the entire project to collapse
It would be a disaster if Syriza fail – the European left must mobilise behind them to strengthen their position in Europe.
Syriza’s left-wing critics are misguided: Syriza’s programme is moderate enough to win support, while containing within it the seeds of its own radicalisation.
A defeat of the radical left party Syriza in the upcoming Greek elections would not only mean a win for the conservative ‘New Democracy’ party. It would also testify to the growing prevalence of a ‘neo’ – and largely distorted – version of democracy.
If she's not careful, Angela Merkel's third term could go down in history as a tragic missed opportunity - for her, and for Europe