by Kevin Ovenden - £12.99 Pluto Press (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780745336862 | ISBN 10: 0745336868
The world’s eyes are on Greece. Elected in January 2015 under the leadership of Alexis Tsipras, the radical Syriza party sought to challenge the European economic status-quo and secure a better future for the Greek people. The fierce confrontation with Greece’s creditors which followed reverberated around the world.
Kevin Ovenden tells the turbulent story of Syriza’s first six months in office. Despite its recent apparent defeats, and the stepping down of hardball finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, he argues that the party remains hugely popular with the Greek people, and determined to carve out a better and more democratic future both for Greece and for Europe.
Based on first-hand reporting by an experienced journalist, this book is the perfect read for anyone looking to go behind the headlines and uncover the real situation in Greece.
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