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The Financial Times has published an account of the Greek debt crisis talks that depicts how close the nation came to leaving the eurozone. After a contentious weekend filled with vitriol between prominent European ministers as well as leaders, a deal was finally hammered out after marathon sessions of talks.

At one point around 6am on Monday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed the talks had reached an impasse and were about to leave, only to be confronted by President of The EU Council Donald Tusk who told them “sorry, but there is no way you are leaving this room.”

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