Elections in Greece: is the economic crisis over?Kursnummer: 17419
Europe 2019: Avoiding electoral surprises
Part 17: Elections in Greece: is the economic crisis over?
When: Wednesday 3 July, from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstrasse 35, 1010 Vienna
Seminar language: English
Registration deadline: 2 July 2019
Cooperation project: forum journalismus und medien and the European Commission Representation in Austria.
Greece has been battling economic crisis for the past 9 years. Syriza government, led by the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, promised left-wing policies, but delivered classical anti-crisis measures, that left a profound impact on the society.
Tsipras lost votes for the EU parliament and called for snap elections on 7 July. Polls suggest the center- right Nea Demokratia, and the Mitsotakis dynasty, will return to power.
The country faces numerous challenges: economic hardship, emigration and immigration, dissatisfaction with the Prespa Agreement between Greece and North Macedonia, latent and open crisis with Turkey. Which issues matter to the voters?
Iannis Konstantinidis, voting behaviour and political parties, pollster, associate professor, University of Macedonia.
Presentations, Q&A, dialogue
Journalists from the Austrian and Austria-based media, foreign and national news desks.
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