Another missed opportunity

The closer we get to general elections, the more the prime minister and his SYRIZA cadres will go back to the playbook that dictated the stance of the leftist party back when it was in the opposition and its support was still in the 3 percent range.

They may have changed their tune about German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Americans and the need for attracting foreign investments, but they remain steadfast on certain specific issues.

We don't know whether this insistence is some expression of nostalgia, an alibi for their about-face or insecurity over the possibility of losing more of their traditional electorate.

One issue that is non-negotiable for SYRIZA is Article 16 of the Greek Constitution, on the issue of public university education.

The sector could have been opened up years ago if the mainstream political parties hadn't gotten themselves in such a...

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