Greek PM Promises to Meet Nation’s Creditor Requirements in Full

ATHENS, Greece (dpa/TNS) —
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech to the lawmakers during an emergency Parliament session for the government’s proposed referendum in Athens, Saturday, June 27, 2015. After five months of fruitless negotiations, relations between Greece and its creditors crumbled further Saturday after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stunned them by calling for a referendum on the proposed reforms needed to get bailout loans. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech to the lawmakers during a parliament session in Athens. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Greece will meet all of its obligations to its creditors in full, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday, but his government would not accept any “nonsensical demands.”

Tsipras did not specify what those demands might be.

He said that by sticking to the austerity program and implementing the remaining reforms, Greece would emerge from its economic crisis this year.

Tsipras was confident that he would be successful in getting a pension reform plan through parliament, saying his legislative majority – 153 of 300 lawmakers – was “absolutely solid.”

He dismissed media speculation about a multiparty government in the event of his left-right coalition falling apart.

The parliament in Athens has to pass several bills in the coming weeks as a condition for Greece receiving more support from its international creditors. The most controversial plans are for pension reforms and additional taxes on farmers.

Taspira’s remarks were reported by the Athens-based newspaper Realnews.


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