BERLIN (AP) — Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras says the debate about his country leaving the euro should end as they harm the country's chances of economic recovery.
Tsipras spoke to reporters in Berlin on Tuesday the day after meeting with Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. Schaeuble had warned Tsipras that Greece must implement the austerity measures and reforms it agreed with its creditors if it wants to remain in the group of 17 European Union countries that use the euro.
Tsipras, who heads the Radical Left Coalition Party, said "we need to set an end once and for all to this debate." His comments were made as Greece raised €1.62 billion ($2.16 billion) in an auction of short-term debt at a lower interest rate than the previous month's sale.