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Greeks to vote again

After Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's resignation, Greece is once again facing parliamentary elections. Will the Syriza leader obtain the necessary backing for his reform course?

Main focus of Monday, 21. September 2015

Greeks once more put their trust in Syriza

Alexis Tsipras's left-wing Syriza party scored a surprising victory in the Greek elections on Sunday, receiving 35.5 percent of the vote. While some commentators hope ... » more

El Periódico de Catalunya - Spain | Monday, 21. September 2015

Greeks turning their back on the state

As well as the strong performance of the far-right Golden Dawn party the low voter turnout worries the centre-left daily El Periódico de Catalunya: » more

Naftemporiki - Greece | Monday, 21. September 2015

The last round in Athens

What is needed after the elections in Greece is a will for consensus and cooperation, the conservative daily Naftemporiki urges: » more

Le Courrier - Switzerland | Monday, 21. September 2015

Syriza must not bow down to creditors

Syriza must now give itself some elbow room vis-à-vis its creditors, the Christian-social daily Le Courrier advises: » more

Main focus of Friday, 18. September 2015

Greece before the elections

Ex-prime minister Alexis Tsipras's left-wing Syriza party and the conservative New Democracy led by Evangelis Meimarakis are neck and neck in the polls in the ... » more

Hospodárske noviny - Slovakia | Friday, 18. September 2015

It makes no difference who wins

It really doesn't matter whether the left or the conservatives win the election because the country's dire economic future is already clear, writes the liberal business daily Hospodářské noviny: » more

Kathimerini - Greece | Thursday, 17. September 2015

Neo-Nazis must be politically isolated

With over six percent the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party is the third most popular party in the polls. Its leader Nikos Michaloliakos said on Thursday that his party assumed political responsibility for the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas two years ago. It is time for Greece to finally get rid of this party, the conservative daily Kathimerini observes: » more

Dagens Nyheter - Sweden | Thursday, 17. September 2015

No party will save Greece

In the run-up to Greece's parliamentary elections on Sunday the liberal daily Dagens Nyheter complains that neither left-wing Syriza nor conservative Nea Dimokratia can be trusted to push through the necessary reforms in the country: » more

To Vima Online - Greece | Tuesday, 15. September 2015

Rifts in Greece not so deep after all

Alexis Tsipras and his conservative challenger Evangelis Meimarakis engaged in a TV duel on Monday night, six days before Greece's new elections. Asked whether he would consider a coalition government, Tsipras called any cooperation with the conservatives 'unnatural'. But the duel has shown that dialogue between the two sides is possible, the liberal online daily To Vima believes: » more

To Vima Online - Greece | Tuesday, 8. September 2015

Syriza also a victim of its pride

In the run-up to the early elections in Greece, several polls put the conservative party New Democracy slightly ahead of the left-wing alliance Syriza. This is also a result of Syriza's lacking self-criticism, the liberal online daily To Vima writes: » more

Helsingin Sanomat - Finland | Monday, 7. September 2015

Greeks must vote and vote and vote again

With two weeks to go before the elections in Greece the conservative Nea Demokratia party and the left-wing Syriza alliance led by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are neck and neck in the polls. The liberal daily Helsingin Sanomat see little chance of a stable government: » more - Greece | Friday, 4. September 2015

The Greeks' rude awakening

Three weeks after the parliament in Athens approved new austerity measures and the creditors' terms the liberal website Protagon describes the mood in the country: » more

Financial Times - United Kingdom | Thursday, 3. September 2015

Election brings Grexit closer

Around two weeks before its new elections the outlook is not good for Greece, the conservative daily Financial Times believes: » more

Imerisia - Greece | Tuesday, 1. September 2015

Capital controls must be lifted

Thousands of small businesses are facing bankruptcy as a result of the capital controls that have applied in Greece since the end of June. In recent months their turnover has dipped by 70 percent. The liberal business daily Imerisia calls for the controls to be lifted: » more

Naftemporiki - Greece | Tuesday, 1. September 2015

Grand coalition could save Greece

Three weeks before the early parliamentary elections in Greece six polls show Alexis Tsipras's left-wing Syriza alliance slightly in the lead. The conservative daily Naftemporiki writes that even if Syriza is defeated by the conservative Nea Demokratia a grand coalition would still be the best solution: » more

Les Echos - France | Thursday, 27. August 2015

Can Tsipris fool the Greeks?

With last week's resignation Greece's ex-prime minister Alexis Tsipras wants to hold early elections while public opinion is still in his favour, Demosthene Davvetas, a former advisor to his conservative predecessor Antonis Samaras, has said. But his gamble could backfire, the liberal daily Les Echos believes: » more

Blog Pitsirikos - Greece | Monday, 24. August 2015

Tsipras is the oligarchs' favourite

Blogger Pitsirikos points out that Alexis Tsipras will have the support of the media moguls in the early election in Greece, and harshly criticises him for it: » more

Kathimerini - Greece | Saturday, 22. August 2015

Greek problems must be resolved before elections

Following Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's resignation, the attempts made by various parties to form an interim government are viewed as having little chance of success. Yet Greece's problems need an immediate solution, the conservative daily Kathimerini warns: » more

Dnevnik - Slovenia | Monday, 24. August 2015

Tsipras is a guarantee for stability

Alexis Tsipras has good chances of winning a strong government mandate at the early elections in Greece, according to the centre-left daily newspaper Dnevnik: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Friday, 21. August 2015

Tsipras deserves a place in politicians' Olympus

With his resignation Tsipras has once again demonstrated courage and good reasoning, comments the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore jubilantly: » more

Polityka - Poland | Friday, 21. August 2015

Clear majority in Athens also good for EU

A victory for former prime minister Alexis Tsipras in the September elections would stabilise not only Greece but all of Europe, the online edition of the centre-left news magazine Polityka believes: » more

La Libre Belgique - Belgium | Friday, 21. August 2015

Favourable wind blowing for Tsipras

Tsipras is playing his hand like a poker player and looks set to win the next round, the daily La Libre Belgique comments: » more - Greece | Friday, 21. August 2015

Syriza leader risking his popularity

Alexis Tsipras is sending the Greeks back to the polling stations before they are confronted with the repercussions of the new austerity memorandum and he loses his popular support, the liberal website Protagon writes: » more


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