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eurozone - May 19, 2012 - 11:24
Greek poll front-runner Alexis Tsipras, buoyed by a groundswell of opposition to EU-IMF imposed austerity measures, says forcing his country out of the eurozone would sink the region as a whole.
The problems in Greece were those of Europe, Tsipras told Saturday's edition of the International Herald Tribune, and forcing his country out of the eurozone could easily bring down other countries, notably Spain and Italy which have come under increasing pressure as the crisis has spread.
"Our goal isn't to blackmail or terrorise, our goal is to shake (leaders up)," Tsipras told the newspaper.
"We want to convince them ... they need to change the policies in Greece and change the policies in Europe, otherwise Europe will be at very large risk."