A week in and Greece's new leftist PM sticks to tough line, for now

February 1, 2015 9:52 AM

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A week in and Greece's new leftist PM sticks to tough line, for now

ATHENS (Reuters) - Judging from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' first week in office, Greece's new leftist government is determined to take the hard-line, anti-bailout stance that international investors and European leaders had feared.

In fewer than seven days, the new administration in Athens has halted several planned privatisations, started talks with European partners over debt forgiveness and held a tough line with the first euro zone official to visit the country after last Sunday's elections.

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