After five years of relentless belt-tightening, Greeks have said enough. It’s now up to the country’s euro-area peers to decide how to respond to the electoral landslide of the anti-austerity Syriza party.
Under the category of good news from Greece, The Financial Times reports Greek Unity Talks Hit Impasse.
Talks between Greece’s president and the leaders of the country’s three largest political parties on forming a coalition government reached an impasse on Sunday, increasing the chances that the country will hold fresh national elections in June.
Since the beginning of September, yield on the Greek 10-Year bond has gone from 5.53% to 8.05% with a spike high of 9.28%.Inquiring minds may be wondering what's going on. More than likely yields are up for a number of factors.
Since December, radical groups staged coordinated arson attacks at the homes of five Greek journalists and fire-bombed the brother of a government spokesman.
Six days ago, nine shots hit the New Democracy part office, one of them in
an office occasionally used by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
The talks still continue but good news is on the horizon as yet another political party, the Democratic Left, has backed out of the Unity coalition.
Please consider Greece's moderate left says no government possible
The moderate Democratic Left party in Greece says it will not join pro-bailout parties in a coalition without the more radical far-left Syriza.