THE DEBATE – France 24 – Edouard Tetreau – Greece Takes on Europe: Historic Elections Rock Status Quo
An historic election for Greece, a pivotal moment for Europe. Alex Tsipras’s far-left Syriza party has blown open the mainstream parties’ decades-long lock on power. Despite assurances that the eurozone’s weakest link has turned the corner and is experiencing renewed growth, Greek voters have given Tsipras the mandate to renegotiate European austerity. How have eurozone finance ministers reacted to the news? And will Europe emerge weaker or stronger from Athens’s call to share the pain?