EU chief feels 'betrayed' by Greece

EU chief feels
# 29 June 2015 14:00 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Faig Mahmudov – APA. The European Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said he feels "betrayed" by the "egotism" showed by Greece in the failed debt talks, BBC reported.

He told a news conference that Greek proposals were "delayed" or "deliberately altered" and the Greek people "should be told the truth", but the door was still open to talks.

Talks broke down on Friday sparking a weekend of dramatic developments.

Greece called a surprise referendum and Greek banks are closed for a week.

The negotiations were not "a game of liar's poker", Mr Juncker said. "Either all win or all lose".

He said the talks were broken "unilaterally" by the announcement from the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that he was calling a referendum for 5 July.

The European Commission president said that he still believed a Greek exit from the euro was not an option and insisted that the creditors' latest option meant more social fairness - "no wage cuts, no pension cuts".