OPINION

Extreme political parties in Greece: Economic and cultural factors

Kathimerini journalist and author Yannis Palaiologos appears at the Carnegie Council, where he analyzes the political rise of extreme parties on both right and left in Greece, including the ultranationalist Golden Dawn party and the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA).

What part did externally imposed economic austerity and the ensuing massive recession play? What has been the effect of uncontrolled illegal immigration on Greek politics? Can traditional political parties win back people’s trust?