Quand Hollande snobait Syriza (Le Canard Enchaîné, our translation)
On 9 May 2012, a hopeful Alexis Tsipras sent Mr. Hollande a letter. He is still waiting for an answer.
“Allow me to congratulate you for your success in the French presidential elections, and for your taking office. We would like to share your joy, as we hope that the election result your party achieved in France, and that of the left in Greece will pull us toward a social Europe, freed from rigorous austerity measures and from the strict requirements of the financial pact, the answer to which can be found both at the heart of your platform and in that of left forces. […]
Mr President, following the close observation of your electoral campaign, allow me to declare that we are counting on your solidarity and support to the Greek people. As a consequence, I would like to organize a meeting in Paris as soon as possible in order to share our perspectives on the most efficient way for Europe to face this crisis, of which Greece constitutes – so far – one of the most critical frontlines. Thank you in advance…”