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Vox pop: Contemplating the Greek question

Greece has a new government – and a new anti-austerity approach. As it prepares to tackle its debts and thrash out a deal with the rulers of the eurozone, Jack Horgan-Jones asks five experts what the likely implications will be for Ireland

1st February, 2015
Barry Eichengreen

A week after the Greek elections, the dust is beginning to settle in Athens. Scenes of jubilation have given way to the formation of government, which in turn has begun to implement a radical unwinding of the austerity policies of the previous regime. The opening salvos over debt restructuring have been exchanged, while markets look nervously on.

The ‘Greek question’ of how the country tackles its debts, how that impacts on the future of Europe...

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