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Exclusive: Tsipras on why Greece is better off with a third bailout

Eight months ago he swept to victory in an election that sent shockwaves around the world. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras’ declared aim was to save

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Exclusive: Tsipras on why Greece is better off with a third bailout

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Eight months ago he swept to victory in an election that sent shockwaves around the world.

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"Our aim was to obtain an agreement, not a Greek exit or the dismantling of the eurozone. Now, for the first time, the restructuring of the debt stays open for Greece"

Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras’ declared aim was to save Greece from more austerity and to fundamentally change his country’s relationship with the EU establishment in Brussels. In the end he signed Greece up to a third strict bailout and more years of austerity and reform.

Now he is asking the Greek people to place their trust in him once again in a snap election that he hopes will strengthen his hand at the political helm.

So is Alexis Tsipras a dogmatic leftist or a European pragmatist?

In this edition of The Global Conversation Euronews’ Greek service correspondent in Brussels Ethfi Koutsokosta talks to Tsipras about the intense drama he, Greece and Europe have lived through in recent months.

Click on the video to watch the interview in full