ANALYSIS: Irish government deeply ambivalent on Syriza debt deal

There is great ambivalence in Irish government circles about the idea of a European debt conference as suggested by the Greek anti-austerity party Syriza.

26th January, 2015
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Despite both Michael Noonan’s and Joan Burton’s public welcome for the idea last week, there is great ambivalence in Irish government circles about the idea of a European debt conference as suggested by the Greek anti-austerity party Syriza, which has formed a coalition after yesterday's election.

According to sources with knowledge of the discussions, senior civil servants are especially wary of backing the plan, which they fear would identify Ireland with...

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