ArmaGreecedom Averted

The Greeks aren't exactly partying, though.

22 hours of this.

For Angela Merkel, François Hollande, the IMF, and Europe and the world generally. For the Greeks themselves? Less so.

The rescue deal—hammered out after 22 hours of at times acrimonious negotiations between the currency union’s leaders and finance ministers—requires the Greek left-wing government’s near-total surrender to its creditors’ demands. But it gives the country at least a fighting chance to hold on to the euro as its currency.

“The deal is hard,” Mr. Tsipras said after the summit, warning that the measures required by creditors will send the country’s economy further into recession.

Eurozone Leaders Reach Unanimous Agreement on Greece [WSJ]