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"Germany caused the crisis, Germany must solve it"

Miri Davidson31 July 2015

As the rift in Syriza deepens and Tsipras continues to struggle to confirm a deal, we share two talks from the economists behind Against the Troika: Crisis and Austerity in the Eurozone, who have long been proposing a strategic exit from the euro for its peripheral countries, as well as an interview with Stathis Kouvelakis, leading member of Syriza's Left Platform.

Heiner Flassbeck, 'Germany caused the crisis, Germany must solve it', July 7, 2015. 

Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, says German economic policy put Greece into the crisis and progressive Germans must stop the irrational bleeding of the Greek people. Watch the original interview here.

Costas Lapavitsas, 'The Systemic Crisis of Financialization', Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture, 2014. 

Lapavitsas is a Syriza MP and a Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His other publications include Crisis in the EurozoneProfiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All, and Against the Troika. Watch the original talk here

Stathis Kouvelakis, 'Syriza's Thessaloniki programme vs. Euro-Troika austerity', July 22, 2015.

Ahead of the vote on the second austerity in the Greek Parliament, Dimitri Lascaris interviewed Stathis Kouvelakis, leading member of the Left Platform of Syriza, who defended the original mandate for national reconstruction given to Syriza. See the original interview here.

- For more on Greece and the Eurozone crisis, see our Greece Reading List.

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