ATHENS June 27 (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on Saturday that Greeks “would survive”, irrespective of a decision by euro zone finance ministers to extend an existing bailout programme.
It looks like Greece is going to default. On Saturday, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis left a meeting of euro zone finance ministers after failing to get an agreement to extend the current bailout deal until after a referendum next week. Late Friday, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras made a surprise announcement of a referendum to be held in Greece next Sunday, July 5, to vote on the reforms proposed to Greece by its creditors as part of a possible bailout extension…
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