Envoys from Greece’s international lenders – who Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said would not be allowed back before relenting – returned to the capital July 27 and immediately picked up talks on reforms needed to release more critical aid, the EU said, but the government said talks hadn’t started.
Ex-Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis admitted he conceived a secret plan for a parallel banking system under the direction of Premier Alexis Tsipras.
Retreating again, Prime Minister and Radical Left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has relented to letting envoys from international lenders come to the Greek capital to check the books as the government girds for more reforms it’s being forced to accept.
Former Greek finance chief Yanis Varoufakis revealed a clandestine plan – aborted – to set up a secondary banking system.
Greece and rescue lenders are still working out the format of upcoming talks, the Labor Minister said, and will involve high-level sit-downs.
Negotiations between Greece and its international lenders were pushed back again, to July 28, because of “organizational issues.”
Former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis claimed he was directed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras – ahead of Jan. 25 elections the Radical Left SYRIZA won – to secretly develop a parallel banking system to keep the country running in case banks closed.
You can’t write a story about the Greek debt crisis without mentioning German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s name or influence.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with rebellious Parliament Speaker Zoe Constantopoulou but did not discipline her for voting against his proposals.
Talks with international lenders set to begin July 24 have been delayed until the government can find a secure site, fearing protests.