As Greeks are queuing up the banks and supermarkets, the spirit of national division rises and the Greek drama reaches its final and most painful stage, argues Pavlos Vasilopoulos. The few days that remain will shape the Greek and European future in an extremely poisonous environment.
Finance ministers of the eurozone on Saturday (27 June) rejected to extend the Greek bailout programme, which expires on Tuesday (30 June). They said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had reacted “negatively” by calling a referendum on the creditors’ proposal and by recommending a ‘No’ vote.
In an opinion piece for Der Tagesspiegel, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras argues that the assumption that Germany is paying for the wages and pensions of the Greek people is “absolutely false”.
Bitter-sweet success in Spain’s regional and local election forces Podemos to choose – between joining with other left parties, following the example of Barcelona and Madrid, or going it alone in the autumn legislative election.
Pablo Iglesias with new mayor of Madrid,Ahora Madrid candidate Manuela Carmen. Demotix/ Jose Hinojosa. All rights reserved.A reader of the international press could be forgiven for thinking the May 24 local and regional elections in Spain were an outstanding success for Podemos, the new hope of the southern European left.
Denmark’s new prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, will on Sunday (28 June) announce that he will lead a liberal minority government over the next four years, as government coalition talks with other right-wing parties have collapsed.