The Financial Invasion of Greece
Peries, Sharmini; Hudson, Michaelhttp://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/24/the-financial-invasion-of-greece/
Date Written: 24/05/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19476
Greece's economic crisis has perhaps been eclipsed by Europe's refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, and by the forthcoming Brexit referendum. But it has not gone away. Greece's Syriza coalition faced violence on the streets and a 3-day general strike last week that brought much of the country to a halt. In spite of the protests the government of Alexis Tsipras pushed through legislation to amend the country's tax and pension system with the backing of 153 MPs, a measure required by the lenders in order to continue the debt negotiations.