Eurozone sets Greece tough terms as euro exit looms

(L-R) French President Francois Hollande, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Greek PM Alexis Tsipras confer prior to the start of a Eurozone summit in Brussel on July 12, 2015, though a full 28-nation summit was cancelled

Hawkish Germany pushed for a Greek “time out” from the euro if leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras fails to agree terms for a three-year rescue plan worth up to 86 billion euros ($96 billion). Athens faces demands to push through new reform laws next week to win a third bailout since 2010, with the government in a tight corner as the cash-starved country’s banks look set to run dry in days. “There will be no agreement at any price,” Merkel said as she arrived for the summit of 19 eurozone leaders, complaining of a loss of trust in Athens and warning of “tough negotiations” ahead.

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