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    Greece's Gordian Knot: Syriza Tackles Austerity (404)
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    The outcome of the Greek referendum is not a vote against NATO or the West, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday during a press briefing with his US counterpart in Washington, DC.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Sunday, more than 61 percent of Greeks voted against austerity measures proposed by Athens' major international creditors — the European Central Bank, IMF and other eurozone nations — including pension cuts and tax increases.

    “It would be a very bad analysis that the vote in Greece was against NATO. It is not a vote against the alliance or the West,” Le Drian said.

    The vote has renewed fears of a Greek default and exit from the Eurozone.

    Greece is one of the 28 NATO member states, it joined the alliance in 1952.

    Greece's Gordian Knot: Syriza Tackles Austerity (404)


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