Alexis Tsipras at Brookings, Washington DC, 22/1/2013
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Greek Opposition Leader Discusses Economic Challenges
Alexis Tsipras (born 1974) is a politician of the left wing, leader of the main opposition in Greece since the 2012 elections.
The Brookings Institution is an American think tank based in Washington DC. It focuses on economics and politics
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Alexis Tsipras, Leader of the Greek Syriza party, discussed the economy of Greece and Europe at the Brookings Institution.
The Syriza party, a left-leaning Greek political party, is currently in opposition to Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his center-right New Democracy party. The Syriza party is seeking to nullify austerity imposed by the European Union as a condition for shoring up the weak Greek economy.
According to a BBC Profile, Alexis Tsipras began his political career as a protester for educational rights and serves as a member of parliament for Athens.
William J. Antholis, Managing Director of The Brookings Institution and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies introduced the Greek politician and participated in a discussion following his remarks, along with Domenico Lombardi, Senior Fellow in Global Economy and Development.