Merkel: We are working to keep Greece part of the eurozone

Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled she’s prepared to ride out German voters’ discontent to try to keep Greece in the euro, as long as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras does his part and presents a viable economic plan, according to Bloomberg. 

As Greece’s cash runs out and credit-default swaps signal investors see a growing risk that the country will renege on its debt, Merkel said she isn’t guided by surveys on domestic opposition to keeping Greece in the euro. 

“What I’m doing politically doesn’t rely on the polls, which vary quite a bit, but rather will Greece be able to fulfill the expectations that we all have,” Merkel said in Helsinki during a visit to Finland on Monday. “This will be an extended process of discussions. We are working for Greece to be able to remain a part of the euro area.”