- Created: Thursday, 04 October 2018 15:10
- Written by Giannis
On 21 August, the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras announced that Greece was finally exiting eight years of memorandum programmes agreed with the European Union and IMF and was now able to borrow again at market rates. He said that, with the ‘bailout’ period now behind it, Greece was entering a period of economic prosperity in which his government would raise wages, cut taxes and boost welfare spending. However, his words will have brought little comfort to the millions of people who have suffered some of the worst ravages of austerity endured by any European country in peace time. And in any case, no one believes any more in his discredited Syriza party. Giannis, a Greek comrade from the New Left Current (NAR) for Communist Liberation and the ANTARSYA coalition, reports.