Is the Greek "deal" falling apart already?
New comments are coming across the wires fast and furious over the last few minutes indicating that not only is Syriza's Left Platform taking a stand against the new agreement (as expected), but also the Greek junior coalition partner. Meanwhile, Finnish FinMin Alexander Stubb (who has been a thorn in the Greek's side of late) is out with some very cautious commentary as well.
- LEFTIST GROUP OF LAWMAKERS IN GREECE'S RULING SYRIZA PARTY CONSIDERING VOTING AGAINST BAILOUT DEAL - SOURCE FROM LEFTIST PLATFORM
- GREEK JUNIOR COALITION PARTY LEADER SAYS PM TSIPRAS FACED A COUP IN BRUSSELS FROM GERMANY
A leftist group of lawmakers in Greece's ruling Syriza party may vote against a bailout agreement in parliament, which will vote within days on a cash-for-reforms deal key to rescuing Greece, sources from the leftist platform said.
'The leftist platform is oriented towards not voting," a source from the leftist platform told reporters. "They could declare present or give a 'No' vote or abstain," the source said.
Separately, sources close to Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis, a Syriza hardliner who fiercely opposed new austerity measures, said he is not expected to resign for now.
Euro zone leaders made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision on Monday in return for agreeing to talks on an 86 billion euros bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the single currency.
"He is not expressing an intention to resign voluntarily for now," aides close to Lafazanis said.
- KAMMENOS: GREEK PM TSIPRAS WAS BLACKMAILED AT EU SUMMIT
- STUBB SAYS FINLAND CAN'T AGREE TO NEW LOANS FOR GREECE
- KAMMENOS: INDEPENDENT GREEKS PARTY WON'T AGREE TO BAILOUT DEAL
- STUBB: NO EUROGROUP AGREEMENT ON BRIDGE FINANCING FOR GREECE
- STUBB: GREECE BRIDGE FINANCING HAS TO BE AGREED ON TOMORROW