Monday, June 29, 2015

Merkel: 'No compromises' from Greece

First entry: 29 June 2015 - 16:39 Athens, 13:39 GMT
Last update: 16:39 Athens, 13:39 GMTPolitics
Merkel: 'No compromises' from Greece
Angela Merkel speaks on Greece and says Europe can react more robustly now than it could five years ago.
The German chancellor adds she is open to further talks with Greece after the current aid package expires if the Greek government wants them. "We are still prepared to help should this be required."
She adds Greece has been given a generous offer and that if the Greek government seeks more talks after Sunday's referendum then Germany would not object.
Merkel says EU leaders had made compromises in their offer to Athens to tackle the debt crisis, but it became clear that the Greek government was not willing to do the same. However, she promises that everything necessary will be done to protect the euro.
She also declined to speculate what will happen after Greek referendum on Sunday.

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