On Sunday, July 5, Greeks overwhelmingly voted to reject the bailout terms of the European creditors. The referendum results were a big victory for Greece’s ruling leftist Syriza party, led by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. However a week later, Europe ignored the views of the Greek people, once again insisting on further austerity as part of a deal in exchange for a bailout Eurozone.
teleSUR spoke with four experts about why Greece’s debt is illegal and should be scrapped, the way out of the country’s crisis and lessons from Latin America. Click below to watch them.
As Greeks go to the polls, Europe has seen a wave of rallies in support of breaking with austerity. Follow our updates here.
Who is responsible for the Greek crisis? How can it be solved? What is a bailout? Who or what is the Troika? What does it mean to leave the eurozone? All these questions are answered in our analysis. Read more…
Check out teleSUR’s previous coverage of Greece in our in-depth specials:
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on a television monitor whille addressing the nation early June 27, 2015. | Foto Reuters
A protester waves a Greek flag at the entrance of the parliament building during a rally calling on the government to clinch a deal with its international creditors and secure Greece's future in the Eurozone, in Athens, Greece, in this June 22, 2015 file photo. | Foto Reuters
People line up to withdraw cash from an automated teller machine (ATM) outside a Piraeus Bank branch in Iraklio on the island of Crete, Greece June 28, 2015. | Foto Reuters
Men walk by fresh anti-EU graffiti in Athens, Greece June 28, 2015. | Foto Reuters
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks at his watch as he delivers a speech during a parliamentary session in Athens, Greece in this June 28, 2015 file photo. | Foto Reuters
People line up to withdraw cash from an automated teller machine (ATM) outside a National Bank branch in Iraklio on the island of Crete, Greece June 28, 2015. | Foto Reuters
An anti-austerity protester burns a euro note during a demonstration outside the European Union (EU) offices in Athens, Greece June 28, 2015. | Foto Reuters
A woman stands next to a closed branch of Piraeus Bank in Athens, Greece June 29, 2015. | Foto Reuters
Pensioners wait outside a branch of the National Bank of Greece hoping to get their pensions, in Thessaloniki, Greece June 29, 2015. | Foto Reuters
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives a statement on the situation on the situation in Greece, at the EU commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 29, 2015. | Foto Reuters