"Not everyone agreed on the importance of the IMF contribution in European developments…Europe could have done things on its own," Tsipras said at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "Some countries asked the IMF to be involved. We agreed."
The minister pointed to differences that the three creditors – the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the IMF – had among themselves on their perception of European issues as he urged for "more Europe" in EU affairs.
"In order for us to find a solution to the problems of Europe we need more Europe. This is not the right time to talk about exits – be they Grexits or Brexits," the minister concluded.
Last August, the Eurogroup approved the third bailout package for Athens in exchange for more austerity reforms that include tax increases and pension cuts.