Tsipras mixes rhetoric as review conclusion demands political decisions

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: IMF, Labour, Reforms, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras continued to issue mixed messages on Wednesday: On the one hand, he defended his decision on the pension bonus despite his government frantic efforts to avoid this delaying short term debt relief, while on the other he insisted that the review could be concluded by the end of January and that talk of snap elections is “nonsense.”

The double-speak from the prime minister reflects the two tracks that Tsipras has followed in recent days: One is still targeting a completion of the review, as this represents the best chance for his government to revive its fortunes, and the other is ...

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