Berlin (AFP) - At least 15 migrants seeking to reach Europe drowned off Greece on Sunday as political talks in Germany, the EU's top destination for refugees, failed to produce a consensus on how to handle the influx.
The war of words between Greece and its creditors took a leap in intensity today, with Greece declaring its debt illegal and odious, and Germany calling the Greek leaders "clowns". Debt Illegitimate, Odiousness, Illegal, Unsustainable
BRUSSELS/BERLIN — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a speeding up of work to conclude a reform-for-cash deal with eurozone creditors to keep his country afloat after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday that both sides called constructive.
The leftist Greek premier met the conservative German leader before an emergency European Union summit on migration, a day before eurozone finance ministers meet in Riga to review progress — or the lack of it — in slow-moving negotiations between Athens and its international lenders.