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Alexis Tsipras interview about all the latest developments after the Greek capitulation with the EFD

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The Greek PM, Alexis Tsipras, gave a two-hour interview at the Greek radio station "Sto Kokkino". Will Greece manage to be liberated from the European Financial Dictatorship?

 

Key points:

 

We must be proud for giving a fight for six months under cruel conditions, despite that the power correlations were against us. Europe is not the same after 12 July.

 

The Greek society overpassed both the government and the party. 

 

The referendum was a risk and the probability to lose the referendum was high because creditors imposed financial strangulation, but we had no choice. 

 

Northern governments didn't want to give a single euro to Greece because they had self-trapped in their own policy according to which the "lazy" Greeks take the money. We know that the banks take the money, not the people. 

 

Referendum has been decided the day of the ultimatum. Probably the creditors wanted political developments in Greece.
 

I informed Merkel and Hollande about the referendum and I asked them to ensure to us the conditions to go calmly in this process. They told me that they will do whatever they can. Merkel told me that she will say that this referendum will be about Greece staying in euro or not. I told her that this is not the issue of the referendum. The conversation ended there. 

 

Now, the European people see that the fight of the Greek people is right.

 

The result of the negotiations was a Pyrrhic win for the creditors and a painful compromise for us. 

 

I don't regret about what happened the last five months. It was worth it. The elections in Spain are part of the big change in Europe.

 

We have the ability to escape from the fiscal asphyxiation. 

 

This will be a continuous battle. We will not abandon the battle. 

 

Memorandum is the wrong recipe and will give the fight to surpass it. 

 

We were dragged inside a negotiation which was a continuous wear for us. (admitting it as a big mistake) 

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