A lot of people decided that someone needed to fight back," explained Isidoros Diakides, the co-chair of the Greek Solidarity Campaign in the UK.and further commented: "They did not have any illusions, that the fight would be easy against the big interest involved, nor was there was any guarantee that they could win," Syriza stood up for the demands of the Greek people after years of living in austerity under right-wing governments. Although snap elections have been called for 20 September, Syriza still wants to fight, despite a split in the party.
In the meanwhile the Greek government was forced to agree to selling off public assets to Fraport a German firm, as part of its latest, €86bn, bailout.
The deal could be a fruitful one for Fraport: several of the airports are located in the country’s prime tourism hotspots, including Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos, Santorini and Skiathos, as well as Greece’s second-largest city Thessaloniki. The airports served 19 million passengers in 2013, and will generate revenues of more than €180 million a year, according to Fraport.
Other Greek assets likely to be sold off to the highest bidder include banks, energy companies, ports, transport infrastructure and tourist resorts.