Greek PM vows no retreat in 'battle' with creditors

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech at the Syriza party headquarters in Athens on February 28, 2015Greece’s premier on Saturday vowed no surrender in his “battle” with the country’s creditors and accused other eurozone stragglers of trying to undermine its negotiations with Brussels. “The battle will continue,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the central committee of his hard-left Syriza party. According to Tsipras, Greece came up against “an axis of powers led by Spain and Portugal” who tried to scupper the negotiations to “avoid internal political risks”. His remarks were seen as a reference to the rise of anti-austerity parties in Spain and Portugal, who have been buoyed by Syriza’s arrival to power.

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