February 18, 2017

Greece: Stalled bailout talks fuel debate in Parl't, action from Merkel

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis clashed in Parliament on Friday in a debate that was intended to focus on crime but dealt primarily with Greece’s stalled bailout negotiations. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to have undertaken an effort to bridge differences between Berlin and the International Monetary Fund over the best way to deal with Greece.

According to daily Die Welt, Merkel spoke with IMF chief Christine Lagarde and determined that the Fund will participate in Greece’s third bailout after all. Read more.

eKathimerini

Related,
- Der Spiegel: IMF Participation in Greek Bailout Probable Near 5 Billion - Greek Reporter

- Greece says 'not a euro more' from its austerity-impoverished population - RT
Greece plans to appoint Rothschild as debt adviser (paywall) - FT

- IMF Lent to Greece Knowing It Could Never Pay Back Debt (video) - TRNN

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