A view of Greece from the Outside - Commentaries and Opinions
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
An Exit From the Eurozone a Taboo For SYRIZA --- But Not For Society?
"You know I never said that an exit from the Eurozone
is in and of itself the solution to all of our problems. It is however a
prerequisite. The issue for Greece is not to leave the euro and to go to a
national currency. The country needs deep changes to the state mechanisms, to
the economy, deep changes at all levels. We all know the inequalities, the
social harshness, the poverty, the general difficulties in the economy.
Consider as well that the Memorandum camp also flies the flag of ‘reforms’.
There have been major social changes and cuts in our country in recent years,
but they are cuts that make things worse for society and the labour force. That
is not by chance. The euro is an institutional framework, a framework of power
which favours conservative changes - that is the changes in the social
structure that favour capital".