Can Greece play an EU hardball?

Tensions within the eurozone are growing amid fears that Greece's promised reforms won't be implemented after its April elections, prompting calls for a delayed bailout.

Tensions between Athens and the rest of Europe have risen to dangerous levels, with several European countries now pushing to delay Greece’s second €130 billion bailout package until they see the outcome of Greek elections in April.

Germany, Finland and the Netherlands – all of which hold triple-A credit ratings – have become increasingly frustrated by the posturing of Greek politicians and have hardened their attitude to the debt-strapped country.


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