Greek’s new government, led by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras swept into power on an anti-austerity platform following a deep recession, high unemployment, and $270 billion in debt. The debt is approaching double the total annual output of the entire Greek economy.W hile life in Greece is showing modest improvement, difficulties remain.
The Heat discusses whether Greece’s telegenic new prime minister can persuade his country’s creditors to provide some relief. CCTV’s Filio Kontrafouri reported this story from Athens.
The Heat interviewed a panel of experts about the economic challenges facing Greece:
- Sebastian Dullien, a senior policy fellow at European Council on Foreign Relations.
- Philippe Legrain, the economist and author.
- Nick Malkoutzis, the deputy editor Kathimerini English, Greece’s only English-language daily newspaper.
The panel discussion continues: