Negotiations over the extension of the Greek bailout will go the wire, after Athens resoundingly rejected the latest conditions for a five-month €15.5bn from its creditors, who are due to meet on Saturday afternoon.
Europe has manufactured an artificial "Russian enemy in order to create an artificial European identity," French journalist, politician and author Guy Mettan told RT France, speaking about his book "Russia-West: A Thousand Years Of War."
Some European countries have once again failed to mend the deepening split on the continent, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, commenting on the Riga summit results. Instead, a furthering of east-west divisions prevailed, Moscow believes.
Pass the parcel; pin the tail on the donkey, or just a big fat April fool? On April 1st Greece - eurozone creditor discussions have all the making of a tall tale, albeit one which is terrifyingly true.
Fifty-two percent of Germans want Greece to leave the eurozone, up from 40 percent two weeks ago. Most appear alienated by Athens’ high-stakes bargaining, are skeptical if Greece will follow agreements, and are energized by an anti-Greek tabloid campaign.
Thousands of supporters of the right-wing Northern League party flooded the streets of Rome on Saturday, slamming the government of Matteo Renzi. A rival rally took place at the same time, with organizers calling the League's views “racist.”
Greece wants to implement its own program of reforms, rather than be forced to allow the troika to do so, George Katrougalos, the country’s minister of administrative reforms, told RT on the eve of the emergency eurozone finance ministers' meeting.
Paris will assist Greece with “anything” to lessen its debt burden, except for writing it off, France's finance minister told Syriza-appointed Yanis Varoufakis, who is touring Europe seeking support after Athens vowed to go “cold turkey” on debt.