Greek Amb. downplays bank withdrawal restrictions

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People withdraw money from an ATM machine, next to a street musician who earns a living by playing the guitar, in a street of Plaka’s neighborhood, in downtown Athens on July 7, 2015. Eurozone leaders will hold an emergency summit in Brussels on July 7 to discuss the fallout from Greek voters’ defiant “No” to further austerity measures, with the country’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras set to unveil new proposals for talks. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO

Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos spoke at length to CCTV America’s Mike Walter on the debt crisis in his country. He urged tourists to keep coming to Greece and not to worry about restrictions on cash withdrawals from banks. He also touched on his country’s dealings with the IMF in this crisis and also touched on his thoughts on austerity.


Ambassador Panagopoulos explains restrictions on withdrawals from banks in Greece
CCTV America’s Mike Walter asked Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos if worries that tourists have about taking money out of the banks in Greece are true. He explained how Greeks are restricted but not foreigners in many cases.
Amb. Panagopoulos on withdrawal restrictions at Greek banks

Amb. Panagopoulos on withdrawal restrictions at Greek banks

Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos spoke at length to CCTV America's Mike Walter on the debt crisis in his country.


Ambassador Panagopoulos explains Greece’s ongoing back and forth with the IMF
Ambassador Panagopoulos explains Greece's ongoing back and forth with the IMF

Ambassador Panagopoulos explains Greece's ongoing back and forth with the IMF

Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos spoke at length to CCTV America's Mike Walter on the debt crisis in his country.


CCTV’s Mike Walter asks Ambassador Panagopoulos if he thinks austerity is similar to sanctions
CCTV's Mike Walter asks Ambassador Panagopoulos if he thinks austerity is similar to sanctions

CCTV's Mike Walter asks Ambassador Panagopoulos if he thinks austerity is similar to sanctions

Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos spoke at length to CCTV America's Mike Walter on the debt crisis in his country.