Greek Greens join surging left alliance
Scottish Greens Co-Convener Maggie Chapman has welcomed the decision by the Greek Ecologist Greens to join SYRIZA, the Coalition of the Radical Left, ahead of the Greek general election on 25 January.
SYRIZA stand a good chance of winning the election, which is widely seen as a referendum on the austerity imposed by the 'Troika' of the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission.
"The Scottish Greens welcome the decision of our Greek comrades to join SYRIZA, the Coalition of the Radical Left, ahead of this month's election. SYRIZA are the party best placed to end the worst cuts, and put Greece back on the road to democracy.
"At our conference last year, the Scottish Greens made clear that we are totally opposed to the austerity being imposed on Greece and other European countries. We stand in solidarity with the people of Greece in their fight for decent lives and against austerity."