Greek PM ‘takes responsibility’ for bailout deal


Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Tuesday he took responsibility for a tough bailout deal clinched with the eurozone to save the near-insolvent country, despite not believing in many of the draconian reforms it demands.

"I assume responsibility for all mistakes I may have made, I assume responsibility for a text I do not believe in, but which I signed to avoid disaster for the country, the collapse of the banks," he said in an interview on Greek public television on the eve of a key parliament vote on the reforms. [AFP]