Greece's Tsipras presented proposal to EU leaders: PM's office

Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:17am EDT
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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras presented Greece's proposal for a deal during phone talks on Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, his office said.

"The prime minister presented the three leaders Greece's proposal for a mutually beneficial agreement that will give a definitive solution and not postpone addressing the problem," it said in a statement.

The call came ahead of an emergency summit of euro zone leaders on Monday to try to avert a Greek default as talks between Athens and its foreign lenders over a debt deal remain deadlocked.

(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas; Writing by Karolina Tagaris)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2015 (SPIEF 2015) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 19, 2015. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor