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Greek Youth Political Goals

Founded in 2013, SYRIZA Youth is a member of the European Network of Democratic Young Left that advocates socialism, feminism, and anti-racism. A one-third quota for women members in SYRIZA Youth. A student at the university of Athens, Aris Spourdalakis explained their goals were first and foremost to end corruption and then to find a more fair tax system, to end privatization of industries like mining, and encourage cooperative economic ventures.[i] Like many other Greeks, they would like to remain in the EU. The youth wing tries to pressure the government to address unpopular issues like human rights of prisoners, immigrants and GLBT people.

[i] Sharmini Peries, “Youth of SYRIZA,” The Real News Network, April 7, 2015.