No steps forward till a ‘Yes’ vote on Sunday for Greece


An employee of the National Bank of Greece (C) distributes priority tickets to pensioners outside a bank branch in central Athens, Greece, 01 July 2015. Pensioners who do not own an ATM card line up to enter in a bank branch to withdraw part of their pension, limit up 120 euros, as a result of capital controls imposed by the Greek government. The Greek government on 30 June presented a last-minute proposal for a two-year agreement with the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to fully cover its financing needs, combined with debt restructuring. "From the first we made clear that the decision to call a referendum was not the end but the continuation of a negotiation seeking better terms for the Greek people," an announcement from the office of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said.

‘Yes to Europe’ in Greek referendum is ahead for the first time in comprehensive polls since call for referendum.

The President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, said it

"To set one democracy against 18. This does not help any European citizen and no Greek citizen. The Greeks must, however, know clearly what is at stake next Sunday."
Athens has not picked a fight against Brussels. It has picked up a fight against Berlin, Dublin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Hague, Helsinki, Vienna, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Valetta, even Nicosia. If there is a wa...

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