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#Greekment! 10 Top European Tweets After Grexit Averted
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PARIS — After a marathon 15-hour meeting, Greece and the 18 other Eurozone members finally reached an agreement to avoid a "Grexit." The Greeks will keep the euro and receive financial support in exchange for implementing a stringent program of reforms by Wednesday at the latest.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomed the deal which avoids a bank collapse in Greece, but now faces a potential political crisis at home. He secured negotiations for a new three-year bailout program and a re-profiling of Greece's debt, but the Greek parliament was given just 48 hours to approve austerity measures judged harsher than those rejected by Greek voters only last Sunday.

The resolution to the Greek debt crisis — if it actually is one — also played out over Twitter. The first news that a deal had been reached came from Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, who at 8:39 a.m. simply tweeted:

Hours before, as the Eurogroup meeting ran late into the night, activists from Spain's leftist "Barcelona en Comú" party started the #ThisIsACoup Twitter hashtag that has since soared to #1 in many European countries.

We profile some of the best tweets from the Greek crisis, starting with French President François Hollande (one of a handful of praising tweets, compared to the flood of negative reactions) and Spain's Podemos Secretary-General Pablo Iglesias Turrion:

An agreement has been found. France was working toward it, wanted it. Greece remains in the Eurozone. Europe has won.

All our support is with the Greek people and their government against the mafiosos


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I have never been proud to be German. But I'd never been particularly ashamed of it either because I was born in 1967. Today I am ashamed.


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