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Old 18.07.2019, 17:07
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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If you look at the Greek economy for example, intact is not really the first word that comes to mind.
Why?
The Greek economy is improving in case you hadn't noticed, and is much improved over the last year. We can only wait and see what happens under the Mitsotakis administration (I'm not a fan), but it was encouraging to see that the election result wasn't the complete demolition of the left that was forecast, which hints to more balance in parliament, and the support on the streets for Syriza was visibly strong on the outskirts of Athens city centre. What shocked me watching Greek tv in the week preceeding the election on the 15th, was that the economy wasn't the main issue held against Syriza. It was the renaming of North Macedonia. That's been viewed as a huge defeat for Syriza and the Greek parliament. We shall see...

A note for any political geeks... Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the son of former Greek PM, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, who was in turn the great nephew of former 8 times elected Greek PM Eleftherios Venizelos.

Aside... The Greek economy has improved so much that our niece has just given notice on her full time job to set up her own business.
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