Tsakalotos role under scrutiny as talks become more tense

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The lack of meetings between Greece and its lenders until Wednesday afternoon meant that the government’s efforts to dispel rumours of a rift between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos dominated political discussions during the course of the day.

Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos was forced to deny suggestions that Tsakalotos is following a different line to the prime minister after the finance minister’s appearance before Parliament’s economic affairs committee on Tuesday.

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