Olli Rehn, former EU finance commissioner
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Greece election: EU 'expects debts to be repaid'

The man who was the architect of Greece's bailout has said he expects the country to still pay back its entire debt even if repayment terms have to be altered.

Olli Rehn, who was the former EU finance commissioner and is now the vice president of the European Parliament, suggested debt payments could be extended over a longer period to help the country.

However, he insisted that Greece would have to respect its commitments to repay loans.

The far-left Syriza party, which won Sunday's poll, has said it wants to scrap austerity measures demanded by international lenders, and renegotiate debt payments.

  • 26 Jan 2015
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