Tsipras: Referendum not about whether we stay or leave the euro

ANA-MPA — Sunday’s referendum is not about whether Greece will stay or leave the euro, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a televised address to Greeks on Wednesday.

He stressed that the government still aims for an agreement with Greece’s partners and remains at the negotiating table.

He called on Greek people to vote “no” saying it representing the people’s clear choice on how they want to live on the day after, and a return to values in Europe, as well as strong pressure for a sustainable and fairer agreement.

The premier also said the government’s intention is to achieve an agreement with the country’s lenders, adding that after the announcement of a referendum for Sunday, better proposals were tabled from the ones the country had initially been offered and that if the Eurogroup has a “positive conclusion, we will respond immediately.”