First there was The BRIC nations; then South Africa was rolled in and the group became BRICS; but with news today (following yesterday’s Russian invitations for Greece’s new leader to meet with Vladimir Putin) that Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been invited to visit Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, we wonder if the growing non-dollar partnership will be expanded to BRICSH as The Hellenic Republic prepares to walk away from its European overlords ‘partners’.
Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been invited to visit Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, a government source said Wednesday.
Li Keqiang called Tsipras to congratulate him on his electoral victory and say “he would work to deepen and widen the historic ties between the two countries”, the source said.
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It seems shunned “isolated” Greece… (as The Telegraph reports)
“We want a deal. But if there is no deal, and if we see that Germany remains rigid and wants to blow Europe apart, then we will have to go to Plan B,” said Panos Kammenos, the defence minister and head of the Independent Greeks party in the ruling coalition.
“We have other ways of finding money. It could be the United States at best, it could be Russia, it could be China or other countries,” he told Greek television. Mr Kammenos said Greece would prefer to leave the euro if membership means submitting to what he calls a “Europe under German domination.”
… also has a few new friends.