Here is how all parties summed up last nights momentous NO DEAL meeting between Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and his EU creditors/Troika/institutions…whatever they”re called nowadays.
First off a simple but great summary from Zerohedge…
Following this evening’s “private” meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker and Jeroem Dijsselbloem, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras once again admits that there is no deal. Both sides issued statements – The EU’s was a 3 sentence boiler-plate; and Tsipras was a brief press conference on Greek TV. In the interests of clarity we provide the statements (and their actual translations from “we have nothing to say” to “this is what we are trying not to say.”)
Player number one, The European Commission (via Zerohedge):
- EU COMMISSION SAYS TALKS WITH TSIPRAS WERE CONSTRUCTIVE [no plates were thrown]
- EU COMMISSION: INTENSE WORK ON GREECE TO CONTINUE [we are no closer at all to a deal]
- EU COMMISSION SAYS PROGRESS MADE IN UNDERSTANDING POSITIONS [it is our way or no-way]
It was agreed they will meet again – [seriously!?]
Player number two, Greek Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras (via Zerohedge):
- BRUSSELS TALKS WERE CORDIAL: TSIPRAS [we finished dinner before plates were thrown]
- “DON’T WORRY,” TSIPRAS SAYS ABOUT FRIDAY IMF PAYMENT [Please do not pull all your deposits from Greek banks, everything is fine]
- “We are very close on an agreement on primary surpluses; that means that all the sides agreed to go further without the tough austerity measures of the past.” [Rest assured fellow Greek politicians, we will magically achieve a primary surplus with lower tax receipts and no austerity]
- “I think the realistic proposals on the table are the proposals of the Greek government”[sadly it seems the EU disagrees]
- “Aid accord w/ euro area, IMF is “in sight”” [like a mirage in the desert?]
- GREECE TO NEAR AGREEMENT WITH CREDITORS IN `NEXT DAYS’: TSIPRAS [if only The EU would back down on VAT and Pensions provisions]
- Tsipras “optimistic” European Commission intends to continue with a “realistic point of view” [when did hope become the international negotiating strategy]
Player number two, Jeroem, “Hellenic destroyer” Dijsselbloem (via Zerohedge):
- DIJSSELBLOEM EXITS BRUSSELS TALKS, SAYS `MEETING WAS GOOD‘ [Only the cheap plates were thrown]
Will this Greek/EU thing ever end?
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