Nostalgia for the drachma will soon become a mass phenomenon, as stated by SYRIZA's leader Alexis Tsipras. He believes that the government and the lenders are continuing to disappoint the people and that the euro is losing ground among the public.
The country has lost 507,000 jobs over the past five years, which, according to a study carried out by the research institute of the union of private sector workers (GSEE), are the additional jobs that were created in the period 2001-2008.
The Greek Federation of State School Teachers of Secondary Education OLME condemns the decision of the Ministry of Education to introduce entry examinations for exemplary - experimental secondary schools.
Greek journalists comment that this is only the beginning of a new wave of strikes and protests, which will start at the beginning of spring. The government is to push the privatization programme by the middle of the year, which will inevitably intensify the protest actions.