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Greek PM Tsipras says bailout deal will end economic uncertainty
August 12, 2015 / 11:59 AM / 2 years ago

Greek PM Tsipras says bailout deal will end economic uncertainty

ATHENS, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday said a multi-billion euro bailout deal clinched with international lenders would end economic uncertainty in the country, though he said some were trying to obstruct a deal.

“Despite the obstacles that some are trying to put into our path, I‘m optimistic we will get to an agreement, loan support from the European mechanism, which will put a final end to economic uncertainty,” Tsipras said during a visit to the Greek infrastructure ministry in Athens.

It was the leftist leader’s first comments after lenders and Greece reached a deal on Tuesday in a new bailout accord worth up to 86 billion euros. He did not specify who was attempting to scupper the accord.

Tsipras said his government would spearhead a fight against tax evasion and corruption, saying that was partly responsible for the crisis the country found itself in. (Reporting By Karolina Tagaris, writing by Michele Kambas)

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