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Greeks in crisis

Greek prime minister strikes a foreboding tone

David Brancaccio Jul 8, 2015
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Greeks in crisis

Greek prime minister strikes a foreboding tone

David Brancaccio Jul 8, 2015
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The deadline is now Sunday for Greece to work out a financial rescue with its creditors — an emergency, 28-nation European Summit has been convened for that day. 

Speaking before the European Parliament on Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talked of his desire to keep Greece in the European Union. But there was another distinct tone to his speech. 

“The sense that the Prime Minister gave in his speech … is rather one of greater foreboding, because he spent a very long time dwelling on the mistakes of the past. He said these programs, these bailout ideas, have been running for five years. The Greek people are exhausted with austerity and they can’t take anymore,” says independent reporter John Psaropoulos of The New Athenian“It’s almost as though he’s setting up the stage for a failure on Sunday.”

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