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Greece’s troubles: Athenians at bay

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The right to die

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Greece’s troubles

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Even if Greece’s government manages to strike a last-minute deal with its creditors, it will be hard to get it approved back at home

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ATHENS

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WHILE Alexis Tsipras, the hard-pressed Greek prime minister, was struggling in Brussels to win concessions on a new bail-out deal, Alekos Flambouraris, his state minister, stayed in Athens to soothe angry members of his Syriza party. Its far-left faction feared that Mr Tsipras was about to cross his “red lines” and accept a tough austerity package, just as his predecessors had done in 2010 and 2012.
Greece desperately needs a deal: its terms were being fought over as The Economist went to press. Without one, it cannot pay pensions on June 30th, the day the current bail-out expires, and will also default on a €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) debt to the IMF. …

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