In Germany, Tsipras blames austerity for Golden Dawn’s rise

Alexis Tsipras tied Greece’s efforts to counter the rise of the far right with putting an end to “barbaric austerity” as he delivered a second speech in Germany as part of left-wing Die Linke’s campaign ahead of Sunday’s elections.

“We have to stop the spread of the neo-Nazis and this cannot happen through wishful thinking but by eradicating the hateful ideology and ending the barbaric policy of austerity,” said Tsipras in a speech in Wiesbaden on Thursday night, where he was accompanied by Die Linke’s former co-chairman, Oskar Lafontaine.

Tsipras then traveled to Austria, where he held meetings with a number of politicians in Vienna yesterday.