Riddled with debt, Greece had to turn to the European Union in order to have a chance of coming through at all. The government announced a drastic austerity plan, and the Greeks took to the streets in the spring of 2010. In May of the same year, Athens finally adopted monetary tightening measures without precedent to reduce the public deficit of 30 billion Euro by 2014, in return for 3-year financial aid of 110 billion provided by the European Union and the IMF.
This context gave birth to a global populism leading the extremes to grow stronger as the economy of the country was weaker.
Andriani Koukiasa // Athens
Giorgis Saratsis // Tessaloniki