Greece's Varoufakis wants 'clear decision' from Merkel at summit

20th June 2015, Comments 0 comments

Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said German Chancellor Angela Merkel must make a clear decision at a eurozone summit Monday on whether to negotiate a rescue deal with Athens or heed populist calls to jettison the debt-wracked country.

Merkel can "enter into an honourable agreement with a government, which has rejected the 'rescue package' and is seeking a negociated solution, or follow the calls from (those in) her government who want her to throw overboard the only Greek government which has been faithful to its principles and which is able to take the Greek people on the road to reform," said Varoufakis.

"The German Chancellor has a clear decision to make on Monday," he wrote in an op-ed to be published Sunday in German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

"On our side, we will come with determination to Brussels to agree to further compromises as long as we are not asked to do what the previous governments have done: accept new debt under conditions that offer little hope for Greece to repay its debts," he wrote.

Varoufakis did not specify what compromises Greece was willing to make.


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