Thomas Piketty: rise of anti-austerity parties good news for Europe

syriza part bannerThe rise of anti-austerity parties in Greece and Spain is “good news for Europe”, the economist Thomas Piketty has said, adding that citizens are paying the price of “incredible” attempts to force southern European countries to pay off their debts too fast.

“The French far right is much more dangerous than Syriza or Podemos, which are pro-European parties that want to build a different Europe,” author of the best-selling Capital in the Twenty-First Century said in a TV interview with Pablo Iglesias, founding leader of Spain’s new party Podemos, to be screened on 18 January.

Full article in The Guardian here

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