Greek PM demands EU stop 'unilateral actions' as tensions flare

March 19, 2015 1:14 AM

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Greek PM demands EU stop 'unilateral actions' as tensions flare

ATHENS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras lambasted European partners on Wednesday for criticizing a new anti-poverty law hours before it was voted on, saying it was the euro zone rather than Athens that must stop "unilateral actions" and keep its word.

Tsipras's impassioned speech to parliament ahead of the vote on his government's first bill marked the latest escalation in a war of words between Athens and its creditors that has raised the risk of a Greek bankruptcy and euro zone exit.

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