Alexis Tsipras Is Wearing a Tie Again, but Is Greece’s Debt Crisis Really Over?

Alexis Tsipras Is Wearing a Tie Again, but Is Greece’s Debt Crisis Really Over?
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras holds a tie at the end of a speech to lawmakers from his left-led governing coalition, Athens, Greece, June 22, 2018 (AP photo by Petros Giannakouris).

On June 22, Greece reached an agreement with its eurozone partners to formally exit from the latest of a series of bailout programs that have provided an economic lifeline to Athens throughout its debt crisis, but at the cost of eight years of brutal austerity. To celebrate the deal, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras finally donned a tie, something he had pledged in 2015 not to do unless Greece was granted debt relief. In an email interview, Angelos Chryssogelos—a teaching fellow in politics at the Department of European and International Studies, King’s College London, and associate fellow of the Europe […]

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