European debate on Greece

European debate on Greece

Find here a selection of articles reflecting actualities on the Greek case by Transform Europe

Interview with Georges Katrougalos

“We can neutralise the neoliberal measures in the agreement”

The Greek Minister for Labour about the room for manoeuvre Tsipras’s government still has left, even in light of the memorandum extorted by the Troika on 13 July.


Return to drachma is no solution

Joachim Bischoff, Thomas Händel, Björn Radke, Axel Troost, and Harald Wolf argue why an exit from the euro won’t solve the problems of the Greek population. 

Facts instead of myths on Greece

Who Saves Whom?

A shortened and translated version of a paper by ver.di, the German service trade union.

Austerity is a dead end

Interview with Alexis Tsipras.
On July 29, Sto Kokkino, the radio station politically close to SYRIZA, broadcast a long interview with Greece’s Prime Minister.

Fatal Tests

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Europe has become a laboratory of the future. What is being tested there should be cause for concern for all democrats and particularly for everyone on the left.

Yanis Varoufakis in conversation with El Pais

Find here the complete (long) transcript 

Slavoj Žižek on Greece: the courage of hopelessness

The people of Greece are not being asked to swallow many bitter pills in exchange for a realistic plan of economic revival: they are asked to suffer so that others in the European Union can go on dreaming their dream undisturbed.

We need a Plan B: for another Europe, for all of Europe!

Walter Baier, Elisabeth Gauthier: After five months of negotiations, 18 heads of state and government of the Euro-group have forced an agreement on Greece’s democratically elected government that contradicts SYRIZA’s electoral programme and negates the results of the July 5 referendum.

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Open letter to Alexis Tsipras

Presidium of SDS debated during its meeting over the situation in Greece and agreed upon sending an open letter to Alexis Tsipras, as follows:

The Brussels diktat: and what followed

By Etienne Balibar, Sandro Mezzadra, and Frieder Otto Wolf

Alexis Tsipras won the battle on a question of principle – the need for a new Europe – even if he lost the war that ensued. What are the implications for the Greek left and for Europe?

Reflections on the conference “Democracy Rising”

By Katerina Anastasiou, George Souvlis: The Global Center For Advanced Studies in collaboration with the School of Economics and Political Science of Athens organized the international conference “Democracy Rising” (Athens, 16-19 July).