About: Alexis Tsipras

Enlargement 21-01-2019

Tsipras kills three birds with one stone with North Macedonia deal

With the North Macedonia name change deal recently reached between Athens and Skopje, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has achieved more than improving his international image, by putting pressure on his domestic opponents, writes Nikolaos Koutsimpogiorgos.
Enlargement 08-10-2018

After ‘failing a referendum’, who gets to use the name ‘Macedonia’?

Following the recent setback in the referendum held in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s decision to proceed with new elections might be the only way forward, writes Neophytos Loizides.

Alexis Tsipras’ government is building a media oligarchy

Greece’s coalition government is building new networks of corruption while still dealing with the old ones, in a bid to control and restrict the freedom of the press, Vasilis Kikilias writes.
Euro & Finance 01-02-2017

For Greece and Its creditors, the clock is ticking

Both Athens and its creditors want to complete the review of Greece’s bailout program before the European electoral season starts in March, making an agreement likely, writes Stratfor.
Enlargement 05-01-2017

The EU should be a more active contributor to the Cyprus issue

The Cyprus issue is a longstanding problem that many believe will remain unresolved forever. Nonetheless, in recent weeks, it has been drawing the attention of the media. Takis Hadjigeorgiou and Dimitris Papadimoulis explain what is at stake.
Euro & Finance 05-12-2016

Time for EU leaders to deliver on commitments to Greece

The Eurogroup will today (5 December) examine the progress Greece has made so far. Now the EU must deliver on their own commitments, write Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Udo Bullmann and Pervenche Berès.
Global Europe 27-05-2016

We must solve the humanitarian crisis in Idomeni

Citizens must not tolerate their governments’ inaction on the refugee crisis. The EU and its member states have abandoned refugees, and left Greece high and dry, writes Josu Juaristi Abaunz.

The autumn of our discontent?

EU policy makers will have to hold their nerve in this autumn’s intense and challenging legislative period, writes Jan Techau. 
Euro & Finance 03-08-2015

A Greek Versailles?

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis denounced the July bailout agreed between prime minister Alexis Tsipras and the eurozone leaders as a “new Versailles Treaty”. Quincy Cloet asks if this is a fair comparison. 
Energy 14-07-2015

From Brussels with regulations: Tsipras should have known better

Putin knows he can use Greece to drive a wedge between Brussels and individual EU member states, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should have known better when he makes plans for an extension of the Turkish Stream project across his country, write Sijbren de Jong and Willem Oosterveld.
Euro & Finance 14-07-2015

The 12 July agreement puts Greece on a slippery slope towards right-wing extremism

The latest Greek bailout deal comes with harsh and humiliating conditions that will push anti-austerity voters into the arms of the extreme right Golden Dawn party, argues Pavlos Vasilopoulos. 
Euro & Finance 06-07-2015

A Greek tragedy in the making

The 'No' vote in the Greek referendum on Sunday might be a hollow victory for Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, write Fabian Zuleeg and Janis A. Emmanouilidis.
Euro & Finance 01-07-2015

The EU and Greece: Exiting the IMF era, not the euro

The end of the EU aid programme to Greece on 30 June, and the organisation of a Greek referendum on 5 July, raise the prospect of ending the “IMF - Europe” era, writes Yves Bertoncini
Euro & Finance 27-06-2015

A desperate Greek referendum, with dire consequences

As Greeks are queuing up at banks, the spirit of national division is rising and the Greek drama has reached its most painful stage, argues Pavlos Vasilopoulos.
Euro & Finance 18-06-2015

Alexis Tsipras: German taxpayers are not paying for Greek pensions

In an opinion piece for EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras argues that the assumption that Germany is paying for the wages and pensions of the Greek people is "absolutely false".
Energy 25-02-2015

New South Stream will be Russia’s ‘route of friendship’

Thwarted in one attempt to build a gas pipeline to southeast Europe, the Kremlin is working with a small circle of allies to lay the groundwork for an alternative that would help it maintain leverage in its rivalry with the West, write Krisztina Than and Michael Kahn.
Euro & Finance 26-01-2015

Greek elections: Time for the EU to talk debt

European debt justice groups welcome the plans of the new Syriza-led government to renegotiate Greece’s heavy debt burden with its creditors. These negotiations should start as soon as possible, writes Bodo Ellmers.
Elections 23-01-2015

Polanyi’s lesson for Europe

On January 25, Greece will decide whether to transform the anti-austerity Syriza Bloc from a once-radical sideshow into the central player in Greek politics – a development that can either be treated as an opportunity or an ill omen, writes Gregory Fuller.
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