Greek debt crisis: Tsipras tells Merkel ‘impossible’ to repay debt without EU aid

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a letter that Athens will not be able to service its debt without financial help from the EU, the Greek government revealed on March 23.

Greek government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis confirmed a report in the Financial Times which said that Tsipras had written to Merkel.

But he insisted that the letter should not be seen as a “threat”.

“This is not a threat, it is reality,” Sakellaridis told Mega TV, adding that Tsipras had sent a similar letter to French President Francois Hollande and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

“The letter said nothing less and nothing more than what we have said since last week … that liquidity is tight and that political initiatives must be taken,” the spokesman said…


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  • k1962

    Why throw good money after bad? They should just let Greece go under. The EU should have never happened. They may all be white, but the countries are vastly different in their work ethics.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Can you give me twenty bucks to pay you back the twenty I owe you?

  • BillyHW

    What a pathetic, loser people socialism has turned them into. Shame on them, they are unworthy of their ancestors.

    • Doug Kursk

      Their ancestors were Ottoman Muslims: the Greeks of antiquity have long been consigned to the dustbin of history through invasion and gene dilution.

  • Surele Surele

    They will never pay it back. And stupid EU will keep helping them.

  • Clausewitz

    2015: Germany annex’s Greece.