Saturday, February 21, 2015

Reuters: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declares victory as Greece dodges financial collapse

ATHENS Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:57am EST


(Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared victory on Saturday after agreeing [to] a last-minute conditional financial rescue deal with Europe, despite making big concessions to avert financial collapse within days.

With his left-wing leadership pilloried by German conservatives, Tsipras insisted defiantly that Friday night's agreement canceled austerity commitments and dispensed with the "troika" - European and IMF inspectors loathed by many Greeks.

JG: Shame on the KKE (Communist Party of Greece) for siding with the Golden Dawn Neo-Nazis. They both have become totally irrelevant inside Greece. Both parties belong in the worthless hep of history.

Update:
23 Feruary 2015
Time for Greece’s Alexis Tsipras to keep his nerve in debt battle 

Greece readies reform plans to first sign of leftist unrest

JG: The criticism directed by Manolis Glesos toward Alexis Tsipras is very well deserved.

Update: 24 February 2015 Last updated at 10:38 ET:
Greece debt crisis: Eurozone backs reform plans
Eurozone finance ministers have approved reform proposals submitted by Greece as a condition for extending its bailout by four months, officials say.
(BBC.com)

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