Tsipras urges IMF to stay out of Greek program


Greece’s leftist prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has called for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to stay out of the nation’s third international bailout.

In an interview with the Financial Times published Sunday, Tsipras said he was “puzzled by the unconstructive attitude of the fund on fiscal and financial issues.”

He said the eurozone was now in a position to take full responsibility of supervising Greece.

“We think that after six years of managing in extraordinary crisis, Europe now has the institutional capacity to deal successfully with intra-European issues,” Tsipras said.