Greece PM Tsipras to face MPs’ anger over debt talks
Reported by BBC News
Greece’s prime minister is facing growing opposition from within his left-wing Syriza party to conditions put forward by creditors for a continuation of the country’s bailout.
Alexis Tsipras will brief parliament later following talks with the EU, the European Central Bank and the IMF.
Many of his own MPs are expected to object to Athens making any concessions.
Greece has delayed Friday’s €300m (£216m) debt repayment to the IMF.
Instead all four instalments scheduled for June will be combined into a single payment at the end of the month.
Greek Economy Minister George Stathakis told the BBC that the country’s cash-strapped government had the money to make Friday’s payment, but chose not to.
He said Greece could not accept new austerity measures proposed by international creditors to unlock the final €7.2bn tranche of the country’s bailout.
But he said the government would do anything it could to stay in the eurozone while getting a “better deal” for Greece.