Greek Prime Minister has led crisis talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and euro group chief Dijsselbloem. A diplomat called the situation “over dramatic”.
The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras telephoned on Sunday with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). As the evening was reported from government circles in Athens, the two leaders agreed during the negotiations over the debt crisis “establish stable communication in order to quickly come to an agreement that is good for both sides,” a. Tsipras have also spoken with euro group chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem. On Monday a conference call between Brussels and Athens was scheduled for Friday then held a meeting in Brussels, it was said from Athens.
The newspaper “Bild” reported on Sunday evening in their online presence that Tsipras in the conversation bailouts have called. According to the report, the financial problems of the country to a head. The Journal quoted an unnamed European diplomat as saying: “. It burns and who have not a drop of water to extinguish – it’s more than dramatic” Greece could therefore no longer pay off his mortgage payments. Furthermore, it is unclear clear whether wages and pensions can be paid in full.
According to his own account, the Greek government has until early May a settlement with the Euro-partners in the debt dispute achieve. “There is clearly an opportunity and an urgent need to reach a tentative agreement in the first days of May, if not in April,” the Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis said at the weekend the newspaper “Avgi”. “In particular, we ask that the current liquidity problem is seen as a problem, are all responsible for that, and that is addressed together.”
A clear majority of Greeks favor of an agreement with the international lenders from. On the question of the “best solution for the country” called almost 72 percent of respondents in a survey published in the newspaper “To Vima” on Sunday an agreement with the donors of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). More than 23 percent said they wanted “a break” with Europe. Five percent had no opinion.
Despite her rejection of austerity that Athens was enacted in return for international financial aid, a majority of Greeks for maintaining the euro. 73 percent were in favor of the euro, while 20 percent wanted to the drachma. 69 percent were concerned that an exit from the euro zone threatens. 24 percent saw this danger is not. At the meeting of EU finance ministers on Friday in the Latvian capital Riga, the EU countries had complained about the lack of progress in the negotiations on reform. A list of reliable reforms is a prerequisite for the payment of a further 7.2 billion euros in aid.