During a live interview with private ANT1 TV, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras commented on tonight’s IMF analysis on Greek debt.
“IMF says 30% Debt Relief, 20 years repayment, new finance package. IMF didn’t tell us so during negotiations.”
He expressed confidence for an agreement even if the Referendum result is NO
“If Referendum with strong NO, next day I will be in Brussels and sign an agreement.
Within 48 hours there will be an agreement.
If Referendum YES we’ll have perspective & an agreement that will not solve deadlock. In 5 months we’ll talk again about new bailouts.
If there is no respect to people’s decision, then Institutions should appoint the governments.
I don’t accept austerity measures without perspective on Debt Relief
The referendum gives an entire people the chance to affect the negotiation process
We will not accept Mr. Schäuble’s view that the euro stands for poverty, austerity & social catastrophe.
Banks will open after Referendum.
(on scenarios about deposits haircut/bail-in): There is not such fear because 1. Banks have sufficient capital 2. there will be an agreement.
The Greek people will not give in to fear-mongering. The old political establishment that is responsible for the debt is against us.
“Those we wanted to tax and with money abroad are fear-mongering the employees & the pensioners.
Tsipras criticized Greek media for unbalanced reporting favoring YES – Journo: SYRIZA MPs in every TV too (lol )
————Tsipras quotes as reported by KTG on Twitter during the live interview