Towards a European debt conference

By Eoin Molloy

Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Greece’s left-wing Syriza party, has been sworn in as the embattled country’s new Prime Minister following his party’s landslide victory in a snap election help on Sunday, 25 of January.

Tsipras, who is Greece’s youngest prime minister in over a century at 40 years of age, was sworn in at a secular ceremony sporting his familiar no tie look.

So what exactly do Syriza stand for? They are the first euro-zone majority party to outwardly reject German-backed austerity. They are essentially a populist party who seek to achieve a better deal on the outstanding 240 billion Greek public debt.

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