Alexis Tsipras, PM: Greece Is Pillar Of EU Stability

Alexis Tsipras almost pushed his country out of the eurozone, railing against German hegemony in Europe and its neoliberal consensus. Now, Greece’s prime minister is worried about populist political forces rocking the EU boat. Speaking to the Financial Times after Athens secured a historic debt relief deal from other eurozone governments, Mr Tsipras said Greece was a “pillar of stability” in a turbulent region, and a solidly pro-European force in volatile times for EU policymaking. “I think the most important achievement is that Greece was for more than five years a part of the problem in Europe, now it’s part of the solution,” he says. It is a breathtakingly bold assertion from a prime minister whose policies in the six months after his election in January 2015 precipitated the EU’s biggest political crisis since its inception and almost brought about the partial break-up of the eurozone. With Greece preparing for life without bailout funds, Mr Tsipras needs to send a reassuring message to his EU partners.
 

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With pillars like that, who needs market instability...

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Just toooo funny...Greece is Achilles tendon for EU

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Stably resting on a pile of the money of other EU countries. Especially of Germany...

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Tsipras overestimate himself and Greece role....

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Well, with economy like theirs, it's too soon for this statement....

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If I remember well, few years ago "Grexit" was one of the option....

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16 hours ago, ThunderBlade said:

Greece is Achilles tendon for EU

maybe a sore thumb - too insignificant to be the tendon; only reason Grexit was feared was not to show Spain and Italy there may be a life after EU

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What stability? the European Union is dead anyways, for ideological, national, and financial reasons.

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