In light of the recent election of radical left party Syriza, the panel examine the domestic political upheaval that has resulted in the election of Greece’s new anti-austerity government. 

18 February 2015

Speakers

Professor Kevin Featherstone, Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and European Politics; Director, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

Dr Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist, Berenberg Bank

Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research

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The speakers assess the economic ramifications of Syriza’s proposed policies and consider how debt negotiations with the EU could unfold. The panellists also discuss the implications of a rejection of austerity on the stability of the eurozone and the possibility of Greece leaving the single currency.

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