NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of the National Bank of Greece (NBG) are declining by 6.96% to $1.07 at the start of trading on Tuesday morning, as debt negotiations between the country and its creditors remain stalled. There is growing concern and anger across Europe over what the outcome of the Greek financial crisis will be, CNBC.com reports.
While at a government meeting on Monday, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras blamed creditors for the stalled talks, CNBC.com added. The prime minister's views on who is to blame were quickly rejected across Europe.
"If they are not coming up with any new reform proposals which we have agreed...and now they're breaking the contracts they have with us. They're breaking all the rules," Michael Fuchs, vice chairman of Germany's CDU/CSU, the ruling conservative coalition that is led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, told CNBC.
Tsipras said on Monday that he and his government weren't taking part in "ideological stubbornness," but rather they are defending democracy.
The Prime Minister's words showed that Greece feels no need to hurry and concede on reform proposals, CNBC.com added. Tsipras said Greece will "wait patiently till the institutions adhere to realism."
It is possible that Greece could default on its debt at the end of the month, which may lead to the country's exit from the euro zone.
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