The Greek elections of 2015 and Greece's future in the eurozone (2015:4epa)

The Greek parliamentary election in January resulted in a coalition government with the radical left-wing party Syriza obtaining the most votes. What does this new constellation mean for Greece’s EU relations and the ongoing negotiations over the financial assistance to the country?

In this paper, Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos describes the changes to the political landscape and its implications for the country’s role in the EU and the eurozone. The author argues that the austerity policies has had negative consequences for the country and that the votes for Syriza represent a dissatisfaction with the EU´s lending terms and the austerity policies.

The publication is a part of the SIEPS project The political system of the European Union

Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos is Senior Lecturer at the Departement of Political Science, Birkbeck, University of London.