Alexis Tsipras

Greek gov't trying to 'fool' voters with bid to return to markets, says SYRIZA

SYRIZA has accused the government of trying to “fool” voters ahead of May’s local and European Parliament elections by aiming to make a return to the markets.

The government has indicated it wants to start issuing sovereign bonds against this year, although this idea has met with the troika’s skepticism.

Worlds apart

By Alexis Papachelas

Many pundits like to draw parallels between SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras and the late PASOK leader Andreas Papandreou. The assumption is that should Tsipras come to power, he would turn into a more systemic, adaptive politician.