Tsipras Rides a Wave at Home, but to Where?

Matina Stevis and Nektaria Stamouli, Wall Street Journal, 07.07.2015

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During six months in office, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has strengthened his grip on domestic politics through a series of high-risk calls, culminating in Sunday’s bailout referendum. This week will show where he takes the country next. [...]

“The referendum doesn’t strengthen Tsipras’s position in the eurozone in the way it has strengthened it at home,” said Janis Emmanouilidis, head of program at the European Policy Center, a nonpartisan think tank in Brussels.

“If you bully the other leaders, they say, ‘Well do you want us to ask our voters if they want to give more money to Greece? And you won’t like the answer to that,’” Mr. Emmanouilidis said. [...]

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