As talks enter final stretch, Tsipras addresses broad, varied audience

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held another teleconference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on Sunday night in what Athens insisted was a “warm atmosphere.” But this seems in complete contrast with the tone of an op-ed published by the Greek leader in Le Monde on the same day.

The content of Tsipras’s article gives the impression that his government is seeking conflict rather than compromise with its lenders. However, a closer examination of the content and context of the commentary suggests that the prime minister had both t...

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