Tuesday February 25, 2020

Briefing: Greek philosophy is to cut deal as time runs out

31st May, 2015
Greece is going right down to wire as it attempts to make a payment on its massive debtPicture: Getty

The usual spinning is being played out in the usual way. The Greeks say they are close to a deal which should be wrapped up by today; the creditors say no chance.

But at least this time there does appear to be serious negotiations and signs that Athens is preparing the way for a deal. There is more optimism in the comments of politicians and officials this week.

A growing concern, however, is that it...

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