The European Union is "blinked" in the confrontation With Greece in the issue of austerity measures, sought to Brussels from Athens over a period of months. What the Greek Government has won one of the stages of the struggle With the authorities of the Eurozone, it was largely because of Russia and its leader, writes.
Played a role and the Fact that until June 30, Athens obligated to make another payment on the IMF loan, says FP.
"Flirting" Greek Prime Minister With the Russian President had been enough to break the collective will of Europe. When Tsipras met With Putin last week in St. Petersburg, the Russian authorities said that they will consider the possibility of providing Greece with emergency assistance. Greece and Russia have also announced the signing of gas contract, and before Putin promised to invest in the local (Greek - approx. Ed.) infrastructure, " the magazine writes citing the opinion of the analyst Eurasia Group Mujtaba Rahman.
the German Chancellor Angela Merkel have every reason to be afraid of developing relations between Russia and Greece. Merkel seek the unity of the countries-members of EU and NATO to continue the punishment relative to Russia amid the Ukrainian conflict. However, in the past Tsipras accused the U.S. and Europe that they want to unleash a new cold war, stresses FP.
some experts admit that the interaction of the capital of Russia and Athens as part of the construction of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" will not bring any results, as the project may be the " air lock ". However, like any place, as long as Greece remains in the Eurozone, Tsipras turned out to defend the pensions that the Eurozone authorities demanded to decrease, says the magazine.
"no doubt they (the Greeks - approx. Ed.) won. This is a big win, " leads FP opinion Mujtaba Rahman.
Preliminary consensus reached at the extraordinary Eurosummit on Greek debt in Brussels, became the Greek is ambiguous. On the one hand, the country remains in the Euro zone and receives a cash offer from the EU, on the other side are forced to go with the consensus, keeping social tensions in the area.
The Greek government has introduced an emergency summit of Eurozone countries, held yesterday, fresh proposals that include additional cost-saving measures at 7, 9 billion euros in two years - 2, 7 billion in this and 5, 2 billion euros in 2016. The government has acknowledged that his proposals beyond the powers of the election program. The final contract is expected to be prepared for the Eurogroup meeting on Thursday.
Greece conducts dialogues With the EU and IMF on settlement of debt of more than 240 billion euros, which was formed after the rescue of the Greek budget from default in 2010 and 2012. Forecasts of creditors about the Fact that austerity measures would allow Greece to pay debts, was not justified.
according to the schedule of debt repayment in June of Athens were required to list four payments of about 1, 6 billion euros. However, decided to combine payments into one, the IMF agreed to assign the payment on June 30. The following significant payments, Greece will have 20 July (3, 5 billion) and 20 August (3, 2 billion euros). Both in favor of the ECB.