6.11.2012: The Greek economy and the US election


Twenty-four hours before the critical parliament vote that could either signal the EC, IMF, ECB troika’s approval of the latest tranche of loans to Greece or a new wave of uncertainty for the Greek economy Alexis Papahelas hosts a New Files political roundtable with government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou, leading SYRIZA MP Dimitris Papadimoulis, former PASOK Minister Andreas Loverdos, DIMAR MP Nikos Tsoukalis and Cyprus University Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management and UK’s Wawrick University professor Haridimos Tsoukas. At the second part of the show, the “New Files” speaks to ABC’s chief political correspondent George Staphanopoulos in Washington DC. and BBC’s Economics Editor Staphanie Flanders in London with regards to the implications of the US election outcome to the Greek economy. In addition, US correspondent for the daily Kathimerini Athanasios Ellis reports live from Washington DC on the latest polls.