Greece’s euro future needs to be decided soon

Debt is not the only problem Greece faces: it still needs root-and-branch reform and the support of its European neighbours

1st February, 2015
Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza and Greece’s new prime minister: a debt deal is quite possible, but it could just as easily collapsePicture: Getty

The Greek question has to reach a decision point within six months. Either they do a deal with the European Union to make the debt more sustainable, or it’s all over – default, Grexit.

The new Greek government doesn’t strike me as being made up of people interested in hanging on for the ministerial pension. The people who voted for them did so out of impatience with the existing policies. So they need...

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