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Less austerity, more growth: can the new Greek government rise to the challenge?


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Less austerity, more growth: can the new Greek government rise to the challenge?

Brussels and Athens may be at loggerheads of Greece’s austerity and reform programme but one thing the two sides do agree on is the need to stimulate growth in the economy. Real Economy went back to Greece to find out what lies ahead for the country and the EU in the aftermath of the election that brought “http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/from-a-political-economics-professor-to-the-marxist-head-of-syrizas-farleft-greek-pm-alexis-tsipras-unveils-the-members-of-his-new-cabinet-10008230.html”: the anti-austerity Syriza party power.

Maithreyi Seetharaman talked to economic development minister Giorgos Stathakis about the challenges of putting together pro-growth policies while defying international creditors’ insistence on continued austerity at the same time.

In this edition we also focus on efforts by ordinary Greeks to create jobs and wealth and analyse Syriza’s plans to put the country back on a growth trajectory.

Watch the video to see more on these issues.

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