Tsipras lashes out at ECB and 'criminal' IMF

16th June, 2015
Alexis Tsipras, Greece's prime minister, arrives at his office on Tuesday, June 16

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras laid down the gauntlet to Greece’s creditors, saying that Europe must consider the euro area’s future if it insists on imposing terms that are “asphyxiating” his country.

Addressing lawmakers in Athens on Tuesday, Tsipras gave no sign of backing down in the standoff with creditors over Greece’s bailout, charging the European Central Bank with tactics that “strangled” Greece and accusing the International Monetary Fund of...

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