Close call on IMF payment puts Tsipras under more pressure at home, abroad

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA

Reports over the weekend that Greece came close to not paying the 750 million euros due to the International Monetary Fund on May 12 will increase the political pressure on the government to reach a deal with lenders as soon as possible.

The revelation that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wrote to IMF managing director Christine Lagarde a few days before the payment was due to inform her Greece could not find the money needed has highlighted the severe liquidity problems Athens is facing ...

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