Premier to at­tend debt cri­sis talks

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

Greek Prime Min­is­ter Alexis Tsipras headed to Brus­sels for a cru­cial emer­gency Eu­ro­zone sum­mit aimed at reach­ing a deal be­tween Athens and its in­ter­na­tional cred­i­tors that would al­low the debt- rav­aged coun­try to avoid a de­fault and a po­ten­tially dis­as­trous exit from the euro cur­rency.

Tsipras’ de­par­ture for Mon­day’s sum­mit of the 19 Eu­ro­zone lead­ers capped a day of in­tense con­tacts be­tween many of the ma­jor play­ers, in­clud­ing Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel, French Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande and Euro­pean Com­mis­sion Pres­i­dent Jean- Claude Juncker, all bent on keep­ing Greece within the cur­rency club and avoid­ing fi­nan­cial chaos.

Greece is fac­ing a June 30 dead­line to make a $ 1.8- bil­lion loan re­pay­ment to the In­ter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund, which, at present, it would be un­able to make.

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