Europe After the Vote

  • In Greece, Alexis Tsipras’ Gamble Pays Off. Now What?

    Alexis Tsipras has won his third election this year. It's a remarkable achievement for a man who won his first election on an anti-austerity platform, his second after urging voters to support that position, and his third after doing a U-turn and accepting tough bailout conditions demanded by Greece’s creditors.

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  • In Greece, It’s Splitsville for Syriza

    Greek voters will line up behind Alexis Tsipras in next election, says Atlantic Council’s Fran Burwell

    Greek voters will rally behind Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who lost part of his Syriza party August 21 after he was forced by creditors to abandon his anti-austerity stance, says the Atlantic Council’s Fran Burwell.

    “My guess is that the Greek people will opt to remain in the eurozone and will vote for mainstream Syriza,” said Burwell, who is the Vice President and Director of Transatlantic Relations at the Atlantic Council.

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  • In Greece, It’s the End of Syriza as We Know It

    Elections will produce split in ruling party, says Atlantic Council’s Fran Burwell

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ decision to resign and call snap elections in an attempt to shore up support for a harsh bailout package will split his leftist party, says the Atlantic Council’s Fran Burwell.

    Syriza has been a “broken party” since Tsipras backed away from the anti-austerity platform that brought him to power seven months ago, said Burwell, who is the Vice President and Director of Transatlantic Relations at the Atlantic Council.

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  • Åslund on Greek Banks

    Sky News interviews Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Resident Senior Fellow Anders Åslund on Greek banks losing 30 percent of their value after the Greek stock market reopened:

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  • A Strategic Conversation: Interagency Process Reform, the Greek Crisis, and Beyond

    On July 14th, the Atlantic Council's Strategy Initiative hosted a public event to discuss the pertinent issues of interagency process reform, the Greek Crisis, and the Iran nuclear deal. The event also served as the official launch of the Atlantic Council's partnership with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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  • Sciubba: The Greek Financial Crisis is Making its Migration Crisis Worse

    Strategic Foresight Initiative Nonresident Senior Fellow Jennifer D. Sciubba writes for the Washington Post on how strained resources and xenophobia are creating a difficult landscape for migrants arriving in Greece:

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  • Has Greece Been Effective at Downsizing Its Public Sector?

    Greece and its EU counterparts made progress last week on negotiations, but some policy makers question whether Greece will truly adopt the measures necessary to recover economic stability.

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  • Åslund on Eurozone Influence on Greece Talks

    Handelsblatt quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Resident Senior Fellow Anders Åslund on the impact of northern eurozone states on the discussions about resolving the Greek financial crisis: 

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  • The Greek Debt Crisis—Latest Developments

    This time last week, Greece faced an ultimatum: enact a laundry list of economic reforms—known as "prior actions"—by July 15 in order to start negotiations on the country's third financing program in five years, or face expulsion from the nineteen-member currency union. Determined to keep the euro, even in the face of new austerity, the Greek Parliament voted at the eleventh hour to approve the prior actions demanded by European creditors in a Euro Summit statement July 12.

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  • Montanino on Next Steps in Greece

    Global Business and Economics Program Director Andrea Montanino joins Sky News to discuss the options for Greece as they move forward to solve the financial crisis:

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