However, Tsipras supports Greece's staying within the euro zone and continuing to use the euro as its currency, as opposed to the other large, Pro-Soviet Union, communist party in Greece which is anti-European in its outlook.
In the interview, he made clear that he views solving Europe’s economic crisis as a battle between the haves and the have-nots by saying, “This is the main problem: Who will pay the crisis? Who will pay the banks? The poor or rich people?”
Tsipras invoked the name of famed U.S. investor Warren Buffett to make the case that the rich should pay for the crisis.
“Do you know what Buffett said? … He said, 'Come on, let me pay.' Why did he say that? He said that because he could understand the danger, the danger for his class if everything is burned,” Tsipras said.
As a communist, he believes the banks should be controlled by the government. He wants the European Central Bank to provide direct loans to the country, and he wants the creation of euro bonds, which would place part of the burden and risk on wealthier European countries.
—Reported by Michelle Caruso-Cabrera