Je suis Greece.
Isolated Greece rejects bailout extension
Greece's new leftist-led government, isolated in the euro zone and under pressure from the European Central Bank, vowed on Friday not to accept any deal in crunch talks next week that keeps its current international bailout program in place. Instead, a government official said Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis would ask for a "bridge agreement" to keep state finances running until Athens can present a new debt and reform program. "We will not accept any deal which is not related to a new program," said the official, who asked not to be named. Varoufakis returned empty-handed from a tour of European capitals in ... (full story)