Greek radical left politician and frontrunner in the upcoming elections, Alexis Tsipras continued his EU tour in Germany. His message: I want to save the euro.
It comes as a shock since his anti-bailout rhetoric puts him at odds with EU leaders. They have threatened Greece with a euro exit should they break bailout terms. In a press conference in Berlin Tsipras stated his support for the euro.
“I have repeated many times that the elections on June 17 do not mean that we will be leaving the Eurozone, on the contrary, it means a great chance to save the Euro. Continuing the policy of austerity and lending memorandums are a big problem. If the memorandum continues like this, Greece will need a third bailout package within a few months.”
It comes as EU leaders gather in Brussels for a summit this Wednesday. The IMF has warned the UK that it should launch a new fiscal stimulus. An approach favoured by Tsipras.
Labelled the “Greek Che Guevara”, he warned that Europe would face another war if leaders don’t change their approach to the crisis.