POLITICS

M. Nikolakakis: Τhe "small party" in power

How do Syriza’s origins and Greece’s political economy affect its capacity to govern?   Ιnterview of Michalis Nikolakakis to Catarina Principe and George Souvlis  re-published from Jacobin   This week, in the latest object of controversy in the ongoing battle between Greece’s Syriza government and the country’s European creditors, debt…

P. Boukalas: Amateur antics...

... or overstepping the mark? Pantelis Boukalas There are 149 plus two reasons why those who have been watching SYRIZA’s progress since its start cannot and never will be able to stomach the leftist party’s coalition with Independent Greeks (ANEL), a one-man show that is nationalist, conspiratorial, irrational and intolerant to…

SYRIZA's Two Months in Government

 Difficulties and Challenges   Elena Papadopoulou & Michalis Spourdalakis The First Round of Negotiations Almost a month after the agreement of the 20th of February between the new Greek government, the European Institutions and the IMF, we need to know where we stand. “We” in this case is not the…

Ch.Hadziiossif : The Age of Reforms

Christos Hadziiossif    Since Friday 20.2.2015 and the agreement in the Euro-group, the words “reform” and “reforms” have come rushing to the fore. This trend was even more exacerbated in the following days with the letter by Yianis Varoufakis and the “list of reforms” sent by the Greek government. With…

GREXIT is preferable to a third MoU

Yiannis Albanis   The Eurogroup,agreement of 20 February was the best possible option –or the least damaging– amongst the real options the Greek Government was presented with at that moment in time. The agreement allowed the Greek Government to escape the “death trap” through banking system's strangulation, a trap set…

Giorgos Katsambekis: SYRIZA and the search for europe’s alternatives

The rise of the Greek radical left SYRIZA to power, roughly a month ago, was undeniably a shock for Europe’s public sphere. A positive shock for those progressive forces left of centre, that have been anxiously waiting for some viable alternative to the never ending austerity; and a rather negative…

Cognord: If SYRIZA is the answer, then the question is wrong

Cognord The Brooklyn Rail,  5.3.2015 Analyze Greece reprints extensive excerpts from a thought-provoking critique of the SYRIZA experiment written by Cognord, an activist who  currently settles “in a cold place”.The full text, alongside with comments and endnotes, can be found here   Predictions are often problematic. The complexity of the issues,…

Yannis Stouraitis: Where does the Greek ‘uprising’ go from here?

Yannis Stouraitis   One month ago I argued here that SYRIZA's coming might signalize the time to overcome our fears. At the time, it was still an open issue whether the new government would prove prepared enough to radicalize its attitude in the course of the negotiations as a response…

J. Dijsselbloem on reform measures proposed by the Greek Government

Jeroen Dijsselbloem Remarks by J.Dijsselbloem ( 24.2.2015) edited by C.D. on behalf of Analyze Greece. Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem answered questions at the European Parliament’s  Economic & Monetary Affairs Committee.Τhe majority of the questions were about Greece. Main points of his replies are: ›          Eurozone related treaties do not provide…

Costas Lapavitsas: Five urgent questions on Friday's deal

Costas Lapavitsas (via Counterfire) The agreement of the Eurogroup is not completed, partly because we do not know yet what 'reforms' will be proposed by the Greek government today (Monday, February 23) and which of them will be accepted. But those who have been elected on the basis of the…