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Eurozone fears a deal with Tsipras more than Grexit

Leftist firebrand presents EU leaders with a political problem, not an economic one

The last time Alexis Tsipras came this close to power, you could almost smell the panic.

The leftist firebrand emerged from nowhere to come within a hair’s breadth of unseating Greece’s two mainstream parties in national elections three years ago by repudiating Athens’ €172bn EU-led bailout. Without the rescue funding, Greece would have defaulted on its national debt. A bank run was accelerating. An implosion of the eurozone and global economic catastrophe loomed. Leggi il resto sul sito del Financial Times.