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Juncker to Greece: "The door is still open."

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 01:42

EU Commission president Juncker criticizes Greece for rejecting a reform package, urges Greeks to vote 'yes' in referendum, saying ''door is still open'' for deal. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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In an emotional address EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker accuses the Greek government of betraying efforts to broker deal, as he urges Greeks to vote "yes" in referendum to stay in Eurozone. (SOUNDBITE) (French) EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT, JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER, SAYING: "This isn't a game of liar's poker. There isn't one winner and another one who loses. Either we are all winners or we are all losers. I am deeply distressed, saddened by the spectacle that Europe gave last Saturday. In a single night, the European conscience has taken a heavy blow. Goodwill has somewhat evaporated." The conservative former premier of Luxembourg, faced criticism for being too soft on Athens over the past five months as he sought to help Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT, JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER, SAYING: "This is certainly a demanding and comprehensive package, but it is a fair one." As Greeks take to the streets in protest Monday he signals there is still time. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT, JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER, SAYING: "They have to know that, on our side, the door is still open." After praising its ancient role in establishing democracy, he concludes, in Greek: saying "Greece in Europe; Europe with Greece." (SOUNDBITE) (Greek) EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT, JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER, SAYING: "Greece in Europe. Europe with Greece."

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Juncker to Greece: "The door is still open."

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 01:42