- Friday, June 26, 2015
- Jorge Martín
At the last minute, when it seemed that a break was inevitable, the Greek government made a new proposal which included substantial additional concessions to the demands of Europe’s bankers and capitalists. It is not only that the SYRIZA government has been forced to abandon substantial points of its own election program, but even the famous “red lines” have been crossed.
This is not what one would normally understand as a “negotiation,” in which both parts come together at a middle point. Rather, the SYRIZA government has been forced to accept and agree to every demand of the troika. The latest Greek proposal amounts to 8bn euro worth of austerity measures over 2 years.