The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Pensioners wait outside an Athens bank as financial institutions open briefly to allow Greek retirees access to their pensions, limiting them to 120 euros.

    Greece Sends Mixed Messages to Eurozone

    It’s Greek to us. First they wouldn’t budge to secure a bailout. Then they had a last-minute change of heart, but it was too little, too late. Now the world waits for either Athens or the EU to blink. The European Central Bank decided not to halt funding that’s allowing Greeks to withdraw cash and access pensions. But Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused creditors of “blackmailing” voters ahead of Sunday’s referendum, for which he’s encouraging a “No” vote. And EU finance ministers refuse to negotiate further until the ballots have been counted.

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