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Greece’s Tsipras Wants European Conference to Solve Debt Crisis

Europe must abandon austerity policies and convene a summit to make Greece’s debt sustainable and return the country to growth, said Alexis Tsipras, the nation’s main opposition leader.

“Our strategy, if we were to be elected in Greece, is to cancel austerity measures, cancel the memorandum of austerity,” Tsipras, who heads the Syriza party, told Bloomberg Television in New York on Jan. 25. “We must have a restructuring of Greece’s debt and renegotiation of the loan agreement.”