– Varoufakis Confirms Greece Will Default To IMF Today (ZeroHedge, June 30, 2015):
May as well spoil the ending of what happens at midnight local time today. Nothing (as previously reported). From Reuters:
- GREEK FINANCE MINISTER SAYS GREECE WILL NOT PAY IMF ON TUESDAY.
AP has the well-known by now details:
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis confirmed that the country will not make its payment due later to the International Monetary Fund.
When asked while walking out of the Finance Ministry about whether Greece will pay the 1.6 billion euros due to the IMF, Varoufakis said “no.”
His comment came amid speculation that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is trying to craft some sort of last-minute deal with creditors before the payment is due and before the European part of Greece’s bailout comes to an end.
A Greek official said Tsipras has spoken with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and European Parliament president Martin Schulz.
The official did not reveal what was discussed.
To which Merkel had a prompt reply:
- MERKEL SAYS GREECE’S BAILOUT RUNS OUT AT MIDNIGHT
The default may be in the books, but the bluff continues: can Greece default in the Eurozone as Varoufakis has claimed all along, or will the collapse of the Greek banking system tomorrow after the ECB makes the ELA illegal topple the government? Find out in a few short days.