Merkel channels Tsipras

Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel


January 22, 2013: Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras translated remarks during Q & A at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC:

The day after a country like Greece leaves the Euro, the very next country that will seek to leave the eurozone would be our friends and allies, Germany. We know this very well and they know it as well.

December 19, 2013: German chancellor Angela Merkel translated remarks during EU Summit talks in Brussels:

We discussed whether Greece should leave the eurozone and how if that happened we would all have to abandon it at a later date.