Finance minister criticises new Greek government

There are serious doubts whether new PM Alexis Tsipras can fulfill his promises of an end to austerity.
Reacting to the new left-wing government in Greece, Sweden’s finance minister says she is mainly happy the neo-Nazi party did not get more votes.

Minister Magdalena Andersson (Social Democrat) is sceptical the new government can achieve its aim of renegotiating Greece’s massive debt.

“The Eurozone has made a loan in euros, and if the Greeks aren’t using that currency it’ll be hard for them to pay it back,” she says to SVT Agenda.

The new Greek government is led by the rising Syriza party, which won a surprising landslide. Syriza is significantly more left-wing than the Social Democrats and is allied with the farthest left-wing group in the EU parliament.
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Source News: Radio Sweden
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