Eyeing domestic gains, Tsipras pursues closer ties with Europe's social democrats

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: KINAL, PASOK, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos

Alexis Tsipras appears to be stepping up his efforts to anchor SYRIZA, which until recently boasted a radical leftist identity, within the group of European social democratic parties and, in the process, complete the transformation of his image from firebrand to mainstream politician.

Tsipras spoke at the conference held by Germany’s SPD on Saturday, when he also held talks with the centre-left party’s Finance Minister Olaf Scholz. The SYRIZA leader is also expected to host Spain’s socialist prime minister Pedro Sanchez in Athens sho...

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