Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is addressing parliament after a week of drama


Alexis Tsipras

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks in parliament before the vote of an anti-poverty bill, the first piece of legislation from the left-wing government, in Athens, Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is giving a speech to his parliament after this week's drama.


If you're a Greek speaker or just want to watch the body language, there's a live link here.

Here's what he's said so far:

  • According to Sky's Ed Conway Tsipras has already said that the bailout proposals put on the table by Europe's institutions and the IMF this week were "extreme" and "cannot be accepted."

We'll keep you updated as more breaks.

Tsipras rushed to Brussels earlier in the week for what seemed like last-minute negotiations ahead of a payment due to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday June 5.


As it turns out the last minute has now been kicked down the road by three weeks - Greece is going to bundle the four payments it owes to the IMF this month, which run to €1.5 billion (£1.1 billion, $1.69 billion) in total. That way, the payment isn't due until June 30.

This week Greece's creditors sent Athens a proposal for a deal, and Athens sent their own proposal to the creditor institutions.

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