For the first time after six years there’s complete agreement between the Greek government and the institutions on when the country’s program review will conclude, which will be by April 22, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday speaking to Syriza’s parliamentary group.
Commenting on the letter sent to the government by IMF head Christine Lagarde following the leak of a telephone conversation between senior IMF officials by Wikileaks on Saturday, Tsipras said that he agreed that a tactic to delay negotiations between Greece and the institutions to pressure the country to back down is “nonsense.”
“I completely agree with this view and I’m glad that at least this common ground between the Greek government and Mrs. Lagarde is recognized,” he said.
“At the same time, I wonder whether the others agree with this view, and I hope that in the next few days we will not see an intentions to handle the negotiations between Greece and the institutions in a foolish way. Because it will not be the first time. Besides, since 2010, a lot of foolish things have happened,” he added.