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Outgoing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he would ‘wear the creditors’ loathing with pride’. Alexandros Vlachos/EPA/AAP

Varoufakis exit is not the game changer the EU needs

Ongoing negotiations between Greece and the troika are likely to prove futile - what's needed is a complete rethink of EU's dualistic system.
It doesn’t look good for prime minister Antonis Samaras. EPA

Markets threaten Greek democracy ahead of election

Greece faces a decisive moment on January 25 in a snap election that could see major gains for the extreme left and right. But anyone worried about how Syriza on one side, or Golden Dawn on the other…
Alexis Tsipras is on track to win the Greek election. thierry ehrmann

Why are European leaders so afraid of Greece’s Syriza party?

The calling of a snap election in Greece for January 25 has been met with great concern in political circles, prompted direct interventions by top European officials and alarmed markets and credit rating…
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras is odds-on favourite to emerge as the next prime minister in Greece. EPA/Orestis Panagiotou

Syriza surges ahead of January election as Greek voters reject austerity

The snap election called in Greece for January 25 has renewed speculation about the country’s uncertain future as left-of-centre Syriza looks likely to capitalise on the unprecedented unpopularity of the…

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