Published on Jan 4, 2015
The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Berlin expects Athens to stick to the terms of its international bailout agreement after January 25 snap elections and possible changes in the government. This, after Merkel came under fire over a report suggesting she would be prepared to let Greece exit the eurozone if far-left anti-austerity party, Syriza wins the vote. Syriza is now leading in the latest opinion polls. Berlin insists that Athens must stick to a course of austerity and not backtrack on its commitments.