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Germany proposed Greek referendum in May

Posted by seumasach on July 5, 2015

Perhaps then the referendum wasn’t such a surprise as everyone makes out.

“A referendum could make it easier for leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to climb down on election promises that are making a deal on economic reforms hard to achieve”

The key thing would be to make sure the referendum produced the right result.

Germany, in shift, says Greek referendum on reform could help

Channel News Asia(Reuters)

EU paymaster Germany said on Monday it could make sense for Greece to hold a referendum on painful economic reforms under negotiation with its creditors, changing tack as Berlin’s own lawmakers bridle at further aid for Athens.

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