SYRIZA: Change in Greece Marks New Era for Europe


The Political Secretariat of newly-elected SYRIZA issued its first statement since the party’s victory on the January 25 Greek general elections. The statement emphasized the support toward the governmental policy as well as its intention to stay on the path of development, social movements and solidarity. Regarding the electoral victory, SYRIZA is stressing that “this is a historic victory of the entire Greek population, flips the page in the country’s history, puts an end to the policy of internal devaluation and austerity and sends a strong signal to Europe in the direction of democracy, solidarity and social cohesion.”

In addition, referring to the new government’s policy, it noted that “from the very first week in office, it took a number of important initiatives at an international level that promote the European dimension of the debt issue and the need for wider alliances for its resolution. The Greek voice is being heard after years in Europe, highlighting the realism, reliability and the need for an alternative strategy for European integration, as well as the exit from the crisis on the basis of serving social needs. Unlike previous governments, who wanted society to passively monitor developments, SYRIZA stresses the importance of active participation and that society must be present to control and shape the policies to be pursued.”