Greek PM Says There is no Greek Problem but an European One

Speaking at a press conference with Schulz, Tsipras reiterated his country’s dedication to implementing reforms.

“The message of our discussions was now it’s time to give a message of hope to the Greek people. Nt only implement, implement, implement, obligations, obligations, obligations – but now the message that European institutions will give help and solidarity with ways to overcome this situation,” he said.

Referencing tensions between Greece and its European partners over the bailout, the prime minister emphasized the joint nature of discussions.

“I believe there is no Greek problem, there is an European problem – and because we want to go on together, I think at the end of the day we will resolve all these misunderstanding,” he added.

On Thursday, Tsipras visited Paris for meetings at the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development and to try to reassure Greece’s euro zone partners that the country would stick to its reforms and bailout program, which was extended by four-months in February.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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