• Řecko rozhoduje (2015)

  • The win of SYRIZA in the Greek elections is in the centre of interest of social movements, trade unions and progressive political forces in Europe. SYRIZA has announced to cancel the Memorandum and replace it through a program for a Productive Reconstruction as early as it will be in power.  This opens not only for Greece itself, but for the whole of Europe a new perspective.


  • 2nd Congress of Syriza
  • “The Congress’ Critical Questions”

  • 24 Oct 16
  • Selected Documents. – The second congress of Syriza took place in Athens from 13 to 16 September, the first since the takeover of the government by the Syriza-led coalition. Two years as long as a whole era: the victorious elections of January 2015, the negotiations with the Troika, the historic Oxi vote, the coup of July, the subsequent party split followed by the electoral victory in September.
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  • Greece
  • Ηomosexual relationships are legally recognized in Greece

  • 23 Dec 15
  • With 194 votes in favor the Greek parliament has finally given the green light for homosexual couples to enter into a civil union partnership. Following a marathon debate, the body of the Greek parliament affirmed the relevant decree making it a formal law of the state.
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  • Resolution of the Political Secretariat of SYRIZA
  • Climate change and the Paris Conference (COP21)

  • 03 Dec 15
  • Climate change is not just one of the biggest problems facing peoples and governments. Due to the global nature of its causes and consequences, it constitutes at the same time a challenge asking for a transformation of the existing political, economic and social order of the planet. The Conference...
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  • After the September Elections
  • What Now for Greece?

  • Elisabeth Gauthier | 24 Sep 15
  • The task in this election was to get a clear mandate from the voters to form a solid parliamentary majority and a battle-ready government that can deploy all possible levers for ameliorating Greece’s negotiating position, reject the most unacceptable dictates, relaunch the economy and work towards rebuilding productive capacity, renegotiate the debt, and introduce social justice criteria into public policy.
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  • Statement of European Leftists in solidarity with Syriza
  • The Struggle For A Different Europe Is Not Over

  • 18 Sep 15
  • "As general elections in Greece approach, the time is ripe to reiterate our solidarity with SYRIZA. In spite of the 13th of July agreement, which shed light onto the brutality and dogmatism of the so-called European partners, the struggle for a fairer Europe isn’t over. SYRIZA’s role remains...
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  • SYRIZA’s governmental program

  • 08 Sep 15
  • Find here the introduction to SYRIZA’s governmental program, as it was approved by the Central Committee on Saturday, 5 September. This introduction summarizes the party’s analysis on what happened throughout the negotiation process, but also its strategy for the new period.
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  • Interview with Georges Katrougalos
  • “We can neutralise the neoliberal measures in the agreement”

  • 03 Sep 15
  • Georges Katrougalos, Greek Minister for Labour, tells French newspaper l’Humanité about the room for manoeuvre Tsipras’s government still has left, even in light of the memorandum extorted by the Troika on 13 July. In his view, the Greek left and Syriza must remain in power to take advantage of this room for manoeuvre.
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  • Open letter by Barbara Spinelli
  • Need to help Greece as soon as possible

  • 31 Aug 15
  • In order to make pressure on the European commission concerning the very urgent and necessary help for Greece facing a very strong influx of migrants and asylum seekers, Barbara Spinelli as Italian GUE/NGL MEP, has initiated an open letter to the European Commission.
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  • Facts instead of Myths on Greece
  • Who Saves Whom?

  • 17 Aug 15
  • This is a shortened and translated version of a ver.di-paper. ver.di is the German service trade union.
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  • The complete (long) transcript
  • Yanis Varoufakis in conversation with El Pais

  • Yanis Varoufakis | 04 Aug 15
  • Why do all the interviews of you I have read begin with a question about how are you if it is clear, as I see, that you are really ok? Yanis Varoufakis: I suspect journalists assume that I am somehow downhearted now that I am not in the ministry. But I didn’t enter politics as a career. I entered...
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  • A Problem Called Germany

  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos | 29 Jul 15
  • Europe’s biggest problem is Germany, not Greece. Just over two years ago (May, 2013) I published a piece entitled “The German Diktat”, in which I listed the justifications given by Germany at the beginning of the First World War for its atrocities against Belgium, a small country that had refused to go along with Germany’s bellicose plans.
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  • Interview with Alexis Tsipras:
  • "Austerity is a Dead End"

  • 03 Aug 15
  • “Under adverse conditions and with a difficult balance of forces within Europe and the world, we tried to assert the point of view of a people and the possibility of an alternative path. Ultimately, even if the powerful were able to impose their will, what remains is the absolute confirmation on the international level that austerity is a dead end. This process has established a completely new landscape in Europe.”
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  • Appeal by Francis Wurtz
  • No to the overbid of Greece’s lenders

  • Francis Wurtz | 06 Aug 15
  • The negotiations between Greece and its lenders on a third “financial assistance package” have started on 27 July. European institutions’ condition to the release of these funds was the adoption by the Greek parliament of two packages of measures – which occurred on 16 and 23 July. But it wasn’t...
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  • Strany demokratického socialismu
  • Otevřený dopis Alexisi Tsiprasovi

  • 24 Jul 15
  • Předsednictvo CV SDS projednalo na svém zasedání situaci v Řecku a shodlo se na odeslání následujícího otevřeného dopisu Alexisi Tsiprasovi, předsedovi Syrizy a řeckému premiérovi.
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  • Opinion
  • Greece again under the thumb of Merkel, Schäuble & Co.

  • Michael Graber | 15 Jul 15
  • Who has such “partners” doesn’t need enemies no more. Greece’s conservative and social-democratic “partners” in the EU and in the eurozone on July 12 have during 17 hours shot with smoking guns on the Greek government and have not missed their target. Read here the whole article in German...
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  • Statement by 'Blockupy goes Athens', July 12
  • Understanding the Defeat Means Preparing a Victory

  • 14 Jul 15
  • The Greek Dilemma and Us. Nine provisional considerations after both the popular Oxi and Syriza’s Yes to the Memorandum. This is being written after the vote in the Greek parliament and before the final decision of the Eurogroup. At the moment, everything is open, and we are certain of only a couple of things. Almost everything can change, but some things will remain true.
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  • “This Eurogroup list of demands is madness”
  • Paul Krugman: Killing the European Project

  • 13 Jul 15
  • Suppose you consider Tsipras an incompetent twerp. Suppose you dearly want to see Syriza out of power. Suppose, even, that you welcome the prospect of pushing those annoying Greeks out of the euro.
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  • ETUC Open Letter to EU Leaders

  • 07 Jul 15
  • The European Trade Union Confederation issued an important open letter, considering the historical dimension in the confrontation between the European institutions and the Greek government.
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  • Urgent letter to the European civic society
  • We Decide The Future Of Europe

  • 10 Jul 15
  • Dear friends, Europe must respect the mandate of Greece. On Sunday 12th the future of whole Europe will be decided. Last week the OXI vote demonstrated the strong will of the Greek people to reject austerity and reclaim democracy, which is a precondition for the future of our Europe. Therefore we...
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  • Statements of Solidarity
  • Trade Unions and Greece

  • Maxime Benatouil | 03 Jul 15
  • Through its campaigning work, transform! seeks to gather trade unions’ statements in solidarity with Greece, and to circulate them as great an extent as possible.
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  • Solidarity call with the participation of Etienne Balibar
  • Greece, at the heart of Europe

  • 01 Jul 15
  • The struggle of the Greek people is the struggle of all European democrats, of all those who believe in human progress. In the case of a potential defeat all European peoples would pay the price.
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  • Political Statement of the General Confederation of Labour (CGT)
  • Greece: Who is afraid of democracy?

  • 30 Jun 15
  • Ever since last January, the Greek people has been subjected to unbearable pressure and blackmail from the European institutions, Eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund.
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  • transform! Managing Board Statement
  • “No to Blackmail and to Austerity – Yes to Democracy”

  • 29 Jun 15
  • On 5 July, the Greek people is called to make a decision of historical importance; a decision that will not only determine the future of the country, but the future of Europe as a whole. The institutions of the Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank, European Commission) are not only trying to destroy change in Greece, they are trying to undermine us all. Now is the time to raise our voices against this blackmail by the European elites.
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  • Europe’s Attack On Greek Democracy

  • Joseph Stiglitz | 29 Jun 15
  • The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors. In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics.
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  • Sign the European petition:
  • No to Austerity, Yes to Democracy!

  • 29 Jun 15
  • We, members of trade unions, political groups, and social movements from all over Europe, came together today in Athens in truly moving and historic times.
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  • Greek Prime Minister's article in German “Der Tagesspiegel”
  • German taxpayers are not paying for Greek pensions

  • Alexis Tsipras | 18 Jun 15
  • During a negotiation, an exchange of arguments is legitimate so long as there is sincerity and good faith between the parties. Otherwise, when the dialogue is ongoing with no end in sight then the methods used are akin to those described by the great German philosopher Schopenhauer in “The Art of...
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  • 7 lies and equivalent responses to Merkel's MEP
  • Inge Graessle. So Why So Fake?

  • Stelios Foteinopoulos , Katerina Anastasiou | 21 May 15
  • Inge Graessle is an MEP of Merkel’s CDU and holds the chair of the committee of the budgetary control in the European Parliament. She participated in a TV talk show along with Stelios Kouloglou, a SYRIZA MEP. Once again, her claims were not only untrue, but also mendacious. It’s part of their plan for deconstruction concerning the Greek Government. But really, who deconstructs whom?
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  • Europe’s Moment of Truth

  • Tasos Koronakis | 18 May 15
  • Tasos Koronakis, Secretary of the Central Committee of SYRIZA, calls for acts of social and political solidarity. From the organization of rallies and awareness campaigns across Europe, to institutional initiatives in local, regional and national parliaments and personal or collective statements of support to the efforts of Greece to swift the European paradigm of austerity.
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  • A New Deal for Greece

  • Yanis Varoufakis | 27 Apr 15
  • ATHENS – Three months of negotiations between the Greek government and our European and international partners have brought about much convergence on the steps needed to overcome years of economic crisis and to bring about sustained recovery in Greece. But they have not yet produced a deal. Why? What steps are needed to produce a viable, mutually agreed reform agenda?
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  • Statement of Greek Prime Minister
  • Alexis Tsipras regarding the latest shipwreck in the Mediterranean

  • 20 Apr 15
  • The latest humanitarian tragedy with hundreds of casualties off the coast of Lampedusa, fills us with sadness and worry. None of us can remain impassive when hundreds of souls are lost in the Mediterranean, in their effort to escape war and poverty. Europe cannot invoke the supreme value of human...
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  • What should Syriza’s economic strategy be going forward, given Greece’s position in the eurozone?
  • The Next Hundred Days

  • Elena Papadopoulou , George Souvlis , Catarina Príncipe | 22 Apr 15
  • As the bridge agreement with the Eurogroup approaches its expiration date, the conflict between the European “institutions” and the Greek government is getting tenser. Last week, Jacobin sat down with Elena Papadopoulou to better understand the dynamics between the Greek economy and the European Union (EU), the role of Germany and the United States, and Syriza’s strategy for the ongoing negotiations. In particular, we wanted to grasp not only how the structures of the European Monetary Unification have produced different outcomes for different countries — according to their existing economic and political structures — but also how it has created core-periphery relations inside the EU.
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  • Study “Greece: Solidarity and Adjustment in Times of Crisis”
  • Austerity reduced household income drastically

  • 25 Mar 15
  • Austerity in Greece led to drastic income reductions for private households. Households with medium or low income were hit hardest. This is what Tassos Giannitsis and Stavros Zografakis show in their study “Greece: Solidarity and Adjustment in Times of Crisis”.
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  • Commitment launched by Alter Summit
  • Give Greece a chance!

  • 23 Mar 15
  • For a democracy from below, let’s fight austerity everywhere! A commitment launched by Alter Summit, supported by Blockupy International Coordination, ATTAC-Europe, EuroMemo Group, transform! europe, and Solidarity for All. 
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  • Short report of the Vienna Seminar
  • Civil society's response to the political change in Greece

  • 02 Mar 15
  • With the SYRIZA government in Greece Europe, the Left in Europe as well as progressive social movements and trade unions are entering in a new phase with new opportunities and challenges. transform! europe invited on 23 and 24 February to a seminar in order to deepen the discussion on how to cope with the new situation.
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  • Troika enforcers return to Athens to step up looting of Greece

  • Robert Stevens | 13 Mar 15
  • Delegations from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrived in Athens Thursday. The representatives of the so-called “troika” were continuing “technical talks” with Greece's Syriza-led government which began in Brussels Wednesday on the austerity measures that are to be implemented over the coming weeks.
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  • From inside Syriza: Thoughts on the new situation and our new duties
  • The return of politics to Greece and Europe

  • Yiannis Bournous | 10 Mar 15
  • Learn to swim, mate That the tide will lift That freedom is happening here (Sergio Godinho, Mare Alta) Long period of clashes ahead The Eurogroup agreement does not bring the negotiation into conclusion. It does not even postpone the clash. In contrast, it opens a new, long period full of...
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  • There is hope...

  • Francine Mestrum | 12 Mar 15
  • A couple of months ago, with the indignation about the latest World Bank report in which poverty was seen as a ‘cognitive tax’, I promised to write something on hope. Because there are several reasons why hope is back on the agenda.A radical left party won the elections in Greece, end of January....
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  • Reading The Greek Deal Correctly

  • James K. Galbraith | 01 Mar 15
  • On 20 February, as news of the Brussels deal came through, Germany claimed victory and it is no surprise that most of the working press bought the claim. They have high authorities to quote and to rely on. Thus from London The Independent reported: “several analysts agreed that the results of the talks amounted to a humiliating defeat for Greece.”
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  • Open Letter to the Comrades of Syriza

  • 03 Mar 15
  • Luciana Castellina, Italian left-wing intellectual proposed after the seminar on Civil society's respond to the Change in Greece, February 23/24 in Vienna, an open letter to Syriza.
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  • 10 Points on the Eurogroup Decision

  • Elena Papadopoulou | 26 Feb 15
  • 1. The Eurogroup of the 20th of February was the end of the first (short) round of negotiations between the new Greek government and its European partners. 2. To judge what the government won and what it lost, as well as what it did not win and what it did not lose, we have to take into account...
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  • Open Letter By 50 French Socialist MPs
  • "France Should Be Firmly Behind Greece"

  • 17 Feb 15
  • United behind Tsipras. 50 socialist MPs, rebellious spirits and traditional government supporters have written an open letter exhorting France to support the Greek prime minister.
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  • Overview
  • Appeals and manifestations of solidarity with SYRIZA

  • 19 Feb 15
  • This presentation is incomplete and respresents extracts only, at the date of 19 February.   a)     Recent Appeals of Solidarity Appeal by German trade unionists of DGB, supported by Austrian ÖGB: Greece after the election – not a threat but an opportunity for Europe   Scholars Appeal for...
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  • Overview
  • Political Statements on SYRIZA

  • Stelios Foteinopoulos | 23 Feb 15
  • ·         Gianni Pitella – S&D Group President  The Greek people have clearly chosen to stop the austerity imposed on them by the Troika’s diktats and ask the new government to bring in fair policies with more social justice. The renegotiation of the Greek debt, and in particular the extension of...
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  • Alternative Greek media and information in English

  • 18 Feb 15
  • Analyze Greece  Analyze Greece! is a new website, launched just a few days before the Greek elections, that introduces analyses concerning Greece exclusively in English. Analyze Greece! (News and Left Politics) aims to offer an alternative and critical orientation amidst the often confusing and...
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  • Izquierda Unida and Initiativa Por Cataluña
  • Urgent motion to the Spanish National Congress

  • 11 Feb 15
  • This morning, in order to support the efforts of the Greek government and understanding that the debt problem concerns the whole of Europe, Izquierda Unida and Initiativa Por Cataluña submitted to the National Congress an urgent motion stipulating:
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  • Call for Action
  • The Greek people needs our solidarity!

  • 08 Feb 15
  • The pressure on Greece on the part of the European Central Bank, the Euro-group and some EU government has tremendously increased. Counter pressure is necessary. transform! europe has therefore agreed to issue the following call:
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  • Scholars Appeal for Greece

  • 04 Feb 15
  • We the undersigned call on the governments of Europe, the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF to respect the decision of the Greek people to choose a new course and to engage the new government of Greece in good faith negotiations to resolve the Greek debt.
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  • German TU leaders declare:
  • Greece – not a threat but an opportunity for Europe

  • 03 Feb 15
  • The list of first signatories includes seven out of nine German TU presidents, all members of the executive boards of DGB and IG Metall, plus some (primarily social-democratic) politicians at German Bundestag and European Parliament levels, including two vice-chairmen of SPD, as well as numerous academics.
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  • Tsipras sworn in as the new Prime Minister

  • 26 Jan 15
  • Greece is headed into a new era of anti-austerity as the radical leftist Syriza successfully formed a government with the Independent Greeks party after falling short of an outright majority in Sunday’s landmark elections.
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  • #changeGreece #changeEurope #change4all
  • Call for Participation in Online Solidarity

  • 16 Jan 15
  • The online appeal „Change Greece- Change Europe – Change4all“ and several other appeals all over Europe (seel list of links below) have already achieved great and forceful impact. As we move towards the 25th of January, international solidarity has to rise ever high. In these terms a social media...
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  • Greek Government Programme
  • What the SYRIZA Government Will Do

  • 15 Jan 15
  • transform! publishes the government programme of SYRIZA announced at the Thessaloniki International Fair on 15 September 2014 by Alexis Tsipras.
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  • Interview with Axel Troost, German LINKE MP
  • Austerity wrecks economy and society

  • 16 Jan 15
  • Axel Troost, the financial policy speaker of the parliamentary group DIE LINKE in the German Bundestag, met with leading Syriza politicians. In this interview, he explains why a debt cut is not the most immediate issue, and how Syriza aims to re-build the mismanaged Greek state. The primary challenge, he says, is an end to the devastating austerity policy.
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  • Change Greece – Change Europe – Change4all

  • 08 Jan 15
  • 300 intellectuals, trade unionists, artists and activists from all over the world, have launched an appeal uniting their voices to say: “We will defend the right of the Greek people to make their decisions freely; to break with austerity; to say ‘no’ to the humanitarian crisis which has plagued the country; to pave the way for a real alternative for Greece – for a social and democratic reorientation.”
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  • Something is amiss in our Europe.
  • Greece is about to give European democracy a chance

  • Yanis Varoufakis | 30 Dec 14
  • When the constitutional process of a proud European democracy seemed to be leading, quite properly, to elections (as was the case in Greece since the Fall), the European Commission, various governments and the commentariat-at-large intervened, presenting the prospect of elections (the crowning...
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  • The Cause of SYRIZA Is Our Cause

  • 21 Nov 14
  • The possible win of SYRIZA in the next Greek elections is a matter which should be at the centre of interest of social movements, trade unions and political forces in all European countries, since it can be the first step for a fundamental social and political change in our continent.
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  • Italian appeal
  • Change Greece - Change Europe

  • 18 Dec 14
  • transform! europe and tansform! italy are promoting a network of European solidarity in support of the possibility that the next elections in Greece will be an expression of a desire for change and rupture of austerity policies. Find here the appeal and signatures by Italian intellectuals, politicians, unionists and artists.
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