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Photo by MacroPolis Greek coalition left with bailout exit conditions it wanted to avoid

Eurozone finance ministers have agreed that Greece should be given a precautionary credit line when the European part of its bailout is completed at the end of the year but the new agreement will entail new conditionality, a role for the International Monetary Fund and debt relief talks being put at the back burner – all factors that the coalition wanted to avoid for domestic reasons.

No prospect of compromise for entrenched Greek parties

There will be no meeting of political leaders in Greece to discuss bailout exit plans, debt relief or anything else despite a spate of meetings between party chiefs and President Karolos Papoulias, the only figure that has the authority to convene such talks.

Photo by MacroPolis Samaras and Tsipras prepared to go toe to toe all the way to February

In true pre-election mode, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and SYRIZA’s Alexis Tsipras attempted to outdo each other on Monday after they each held separate talks with President Karolos Papoulias, the figure who has found himself at the centre of political developments in Greece.

Photo by MacroPolis After ECB tests, it's back to troika review for Greek coalition

After Greek banks passed the European Central Bank’s comprehensive assessment, which alleviated previous concerns about the Hellenic Financial Stability Facility (HFSF) capital buffer of 11.4 billion euros remaining intact, the next key challenge for the government is the ongoing negotiations with the troika.

SYRIZA's weak foreign, defence policy credentials a vulnerability

With all the focus falling on its economic policies, little attention has been paid to where SYRIZA stands on defence and foreign policy. With Greece potentially just a few months away from early elections and a change of government, there are few questions being asked about the leftist party’s ability to handle such sensitive policy areas.

Photo by MacroPolis Mixed messages continue to dog SYRIZA

The prospect of power often has magical powers in terms of uniting a party but in SYRIZA’s case an ever more solid lead in opinion polls and the possibility that Greece will hold national elections in just a few months’ time is doing little to unite the party behind a single message.

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