Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left), founded in 2004, won Greece's general election in January 2015.
Its chairman Alexis Tsipras is Greece's prime minister. The anti-austerity policy adopted by him and his finance minister Yanis Varoufakis set them on a collision course with the EU over the country's bailout. DW's latest content on Syriza can be found below.
Thousands of Greeks protested against a tax and pension reform bill that is being debated in Parliament. Billions in public spending cuts have been demanded by eurozone countries and creditors as part of bailout deal.
Greece has been hit by a 24-hour walkout which halted trains and ferries, closed gas stations and schools, and grounded domestic flights. The government is under pressure from lenders to roll out a new pension overhaul.