SYRIZA gives up on "odious debt" write-off but not major debt relief

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Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos (]

For some SYRIZA supporters it was they key to a leftist government succeeding but now the prospect of Alexis Tsipras coming to power and repudiating a large chunk of Greece's debt has been played down, by SYRIZA itself.

Not long after the start of the Greek crisis, and partly encouraged by a documentary called Debtocracy, many on the Left in Greece supported the belief that the country should argue that part of what it owes is "odious debt" - built up through corruptio...

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