Tag Archives: Alexis Tsipras

Mish/Mike Shedlock – Prisoner’s Dilemma Game In Greece; Contagion-Spread Eurozone Breakup More Likely Now; How Will Greece NOT Pay Back €320 Billion? – 10 December 2013

MishMikeShedlockThis happened because demand for foreign goods collapsed in the wake of 27.3% overall unemployment and a shockingly high 57.9% youth unemployment.

The Coming Greek Default

In spite of a current account surplus, Greece’s overall debt load is unsustainable.

Here are a couple of key details: Greece has €320 billion in sovereign debt. Greece’s debt-to-GDP ratio is 174%. Continue reading

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John Ward – Greece : Jubilation Is Premature… Nobody Has Factored In The Reality Of The Morning After – Pasok Still Wants Syriza in Coalition, Or No Deal – 18 June 2012

“Yo! we goin’ ter Hell in a bucket guys!”

Yesterday I posted to advise folks to ignore the Greek election, and focus instead on the imminence of Greek default. I have more for you on this story already. Continue reading

Lucas – Do You Really Believe This – Greece Has Voted For A Bailout And Staying In The Eurozone – 17 June 2012

Greece poll: Pro-bailout party’s narrow win hailed = BBC News Headline

The narrow election victory of Greece’s pro-bailout New Democracy party has been welcomed by world leaders, who urged Athens to quickly form a cabinet. Continue reading

Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Greek Rail Against “Crude” German Editorial; Merkel Ally Tells Greece “Vote Right Or Euro’s Gone”; Initial Estimate 2:3 ET Sunday – 16 June 2012

In the past week, as I expected, the ECB, Troika, German officials and others have all warned Greeks to not vote for Alexis Tsipras and his radical-left party Syriza. Will those tactics backfire?

I suggest they already have. The pertinent question is whether they have backfired enough to matter. Continue reading

John Ward – Euroblown : Syriza Leaps Into Opinion Poll Lead As Greek President Has Talks With The Military – 30 May 2012

A new poll by VPRC tonight has Syriza as the biggest Greek Party with 30% of voting intentions, followed by New Democracy on 26.5%, while Pasok continues to languish at 12.5%. But there were disturbing reports of military discussions with the caretaker government.

Opinion polls in Greece are about as stable as flies in a hurricane, but there is now a real possibility that the Left in Greece could put together a majority Coalition. With the Democratic Left at 7.5%, and the Communist Party at 5.5%, those together with Syriza would add up to 43%. And Louka Katseli – a former PASOK minister who now leads the small leftist party Social Pact – today threw her weight behind Alexis Tsipras. Continue reading

Mish / Mike Shedlock – Gaffe? What Gaffe? Greek Polls? All Over The Place – 27 May 2012

I am amused by the Financial Times headline Tsipras shrugs off gaffe about Hollande.

When Evangelos Venizelos, the Greek socialist leader, boarded a 7.30am flight to Paris on Tuesday, only his closest aides knew he was on the way to a hastily arranged meeting with the French president. Continue reading

Mish/ Mike Shedlock – What If Tsipras Is Not Bluffing? Who Holds The Upper Hand? What Is Troika’s Biggest Fear? Can Greece Possibly Stay In The Eurozone After Default? – 25 May 2012

I have read countless articles over the past few week stating a belief that Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras is bluffing in his threat to stay in the euro but default in debts.

Is it remotely possible to default and stay in the eurozone?

Since this is a multi-part question, let’s first address the question “is this a bluff?” Continue reading