Greek Economic Challenges

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA, the primary opposition party in Greece’s Hellenic Parliament, talked about his country’s… read more

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA, the primary opposition party in Greece’s Hellenic Parliament, talked about his country’s economy and economic challenges. Greece had been in an economic crisis since 2009 and dependent on international monetary loans to rescue its economy. He criticized the austerity measures set by the European Union and added that the European Union needed radical changes and "a rational reconsideration of review and strategy". Other topics included Greece’s foreign policy and relationships with other countries, including the U.S. and Israel. After opening remarks, he was interviewed by Mr. Antholis and Mr. Lombardi. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. 

Mr. Tsipras spoke in Greek, with simultaneous translation. close

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  • Antholis, William J. Managing Director and Sr. Fellow Brookings Institution->Governance Studies Program
  • Lombardi, Domenico Senior Fellow Brookings Institution->Global Economy and Development Program
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Greek Economic Challenges

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Program ID:
310533-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 22, 2013
Last Aired:
Jan 26, 2013

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  • Jan 22, 2013 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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