Tsipras: Greferendum Outcome Means Greek Government Cannot Be Toppled

Tsipras: Greferendum Outcome Means Greek Government Cannot Be Toppled
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7 July 2015
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The outcome of the Greek referendum shows that the country's government stands strong and will not be toppled, Greek Foreign Ministry’s Secretary General for International Economic Relations and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ brother, Giorgos Tsipras, told Sputnik on Tuesday.

ATHENS (Sputnik), Anna Liatsu – The Sunday's referendum in Greece will help the ongoing negotiations between Athens and the EU as Greeks had supported the country's government's stance, Giorgos Tsipras said.

"I think after the Greek referendum it will be much easier for the issue to be settled between Greece and the European Union institutions. First of all, because models are now simplified, there is no worry that the Greek government can be toppled, or anything else like this," Tsipras said.

According to Tsipras, Athens is unlikely to turn to other creditors, and finding a solution to the current crisis is the only probable outcome.

"I think the only probable scenario is for these negotiations to conclude. The main reason why they did not conclude until now was not economic, but mainly political. Maybe there were thoughts about another Greek government, different from the Syriza government. I think these thoughts are now defeated after the referendum."

Greeks Created Democracy, Now They Strive to Revive It – French MediaParthenon, Athens

Greece’s last-ditch attempts to reach an agreement with its international creditors may yield a long-awaited deal before July 20, Giorgos Tsipras told Sputnik.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is currently in Brussels for the Eurogroup's meeting on the Greek crisis. The meeting was followed by an emergency summit of the Eurozone leaders.

Asked when the new deal should be expected, Giorgos Tsipras, responded, "before July 20."

"It is of course the matter of the creditors and the other European Union institutions. I think this or the other way… it has to be concluded," Tsipras told Sputnik.

Germany in Isolation: EU Increasingly Supports Greece’s Debt HaircutGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel

European officials continue to stress that Athens should remain being member the Eurozone despite defaulting on a $1.7-million loan to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a 61.3-percent "No" referendum vote rejecting creditor demands.

One last-minute option available to Greece is a loan within the European Stability Mechanism, which Finnish Finance Minister Alexander Stubb said he expected Tsipras to request "in a few hours."

French President Francois Hollande, while echoing other European key figures’ calls on Greece to commit to reforms, said it was time for Europe to show solidarity with Athens and issue immediate aid.


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