Tsipras Lays Out Part of the Road Map for Greece

The new Greek prime minister took unnecessary risks in his first speech to parliament.

Lay off the Germans.

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Alexis Tsipras didn't disappoint in his first parliamentary speech as prime minister of Greece yesterday. He mixed fiery rhetoric with defiance and emotional nationalistic language, reaffirming his government's rejection of the country's international bailout programs. His address shed light on a way forward for Greece, as well as the many obstacles to progress. He also took unnecessary risks. Specifically:

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