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Greece: 'A bridge programme would allow us to renegotiate our debt' - Tsipras01:28

Greece: 'A bridge programme would allow us to renegotiate our debt' - Tsipras

Greece, Athens
February 9, 2015 at 04:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a "bridge programme" to be created between Greece and its European partners during his first policy speech before the country's new parliament in Athens on Sunday.

The newly elected prime minister said that such an agreement would provide his government with "the fiscal breathing space" necessary "to renegotiate the debt and to renegotiate a new cooperation and growth programme between Greece and the European partners".

Discussing the debt crisis in Greece, Tsipras stated that "it is not a technical problem" but rather "it is a political problem", suggesting that "as long as our partners insist on austerity, the debt will rise and recycle itself".

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a "bridge programme" to be created between Greece and its European partners during his first policy speech before the country's new parliament in Athens on Sunday.

The newly elected prime minister said that such an agreement would provide his government with "the fiscal breathing space" necessary "to renegotiate the debt and to renegotiate a new cooperation and growth programme between Greece and the European partners".

Discussing the debt crisis in Greece, Tsipras stated that "it is not a technical problem" but rather "it is a political problem", suggesting that "as long as our partners insist on austerity, the debt will rise and recycle itself".

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