Greek PM Takes the Debt Fight to Twitter

The flurry of impassioned tweets from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras late Tuesday about his country and its relationship with Europe isn’t just a negotiating tactic for a new government which needs to deliver soon on its promises.

It also marks how important the social network has become as a tool in building support for your ideals and outlining your demands, even when they are out of step with what your biggest debtor – in this case Germany — wants.

In the messages on his English-language Twitter account, the new Greek Prime Minister betrayed increasing frustration with traditional diplomatic channels.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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