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In a move that looks at once like a boost for Greece's economic cause and grounds for further complication among eurozone member countries, the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday warned that it might pull its support for the proposed bailout plan unless other nations agree to whittle down some of Greece's debt.
The International Monetary Fund, part of the troika of financial organizations currently demanding austerity from Greece, “electrified the referendum debate in Greece after it conceded that the crisis-ridden country needs” $55 billion in extra funds and large-scale debt relief to create “breathing space” and stabilize its economy, The Guardian reports.
The aim of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other EU powers in the Greek debt crisis is “apparently to humiliate Tsipras and his government in preparation for its early replacement with a more pliable administration,” writes Seamus Milne, associate editor of The Guardian.
Here’s a novel approach to the Greek financial crisis: A "Greek Bailout Fund" launched by an Englishman has received almost 30,000 donations.
The future of Greece and the European project as a whole hangs in the balance as the country confirms nonpayment to the International Monetary Fund.
Greeks found their savings blocked and banks closed Monday morning after a standoff between the country and its bailout creditors that cast doubt on the future of Europe’s single-currency zone.