Greece Offered to Conditionally Suspend Referendum: Reports



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Greece has offered to suspend its planned referendum said Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat according to a report by the Times of Malta.

“They are ready to suspend their referendum or ask the people to vote ‘yes’ instead of ‘no’ if a package is put on the table with which they could agree,” Muscat told the Maltese parliament.

Joseph Muscat added that the Greek offer was subject to conditions and that he was not sure if it was a breakthrough or a move by Athens to gain more time.

Greek government Vice President Yannis Drasagakis talking on National Broadcaster ERT did not rule out that Greece could eventually suspend the public vote if the creditors offer a satisfactory agreement.

On July 5th, Greeks are called to reject or accept a bailout package that would secure an agreement with Greece’s creditors.


2 COMMENTS

  1. Start printing and making NEW DRACHMA’S…Greece will PROSPER once again.
    The only future for all the countries in the Euro is to follow.
    This SCARES Germany.

  2. The head of the Council of Europe, Europe’s top human rights institution, says Greece’s referendum would fall short of international standards if held as planned on Sunday. Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland told The Associated Press that international standards recommend that a referendum be held with at least two weeks’ notice to allow sufficient time for discussion, with a clear question put to the people and with international observers monitoring the vote.

    Greece’s referendum on whether to accept creditor demands in return for bailout funds was called Saturday, and there has been confusion as to whether the result of a “no” vote as the government recommends would lead the country out of the 19-nation eurozone.