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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Greece: Prime Minister Tsipras - Defiant "National Salvation" Speech in Parliament

Full Reuters report

"Defiant Greek PM sets up EU clash with bailout rejection, austerity rollback"

Government policy outline

The Guardian

"Tsipras favours Greek jobless over creditors in defiant policy speech"


"Greece's Tsipras defiant over economic plans"

Kathimerini (Greek)

More from Kathimerini (English):

"He pledged to replace a unified property tax (ENFIA) with a new tax on large property and to increase the tax-free income threshold to 12,000 euros from 5,000 euros. He also vowed to introduce a fair tax system and crack down on tax evasion and corruption. Collective wage bargaining will be restored, Tsipras said, adding that the minimum wage will return to 751 euros a month from 586 euros, though gradually from now until 2016. Greek authorities would also reinstate at the end of the year the so-called 13th pension for retirees earning less than 700 euros a month, Tsipras said".


'Irrevocable decision to honour all of our election commitments' -  Αμετάκλητη απόφαση να τιμήσουμε το σύνολο των προεκλογικών δεσμεύσεών μας

From Ta Nea

"We will not negotiate the pride and dignity of the people" - «Δεν πρόκειται να διαπραγματευτούμε την περηφάνεια και την αξιοπρέπεια του λαού»


With video

To Vima, on room for compromise

To Vima, on policy statement

John Psaropoulos, The New Athenian

Die Zeit: Confrontation

Pressure on Eurozone from the USA (, reporting FT article)

Reuters on the FT article

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