It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full
, the chief economics spokesman for the victorious Syriza party has told the BBC.
"Nobody believes that the Greek debt is sustainable," Euclid Tsakalotos said.
The far-left Syriza, which won Sunday's general election, wants to renegotiate Greece's €240bn (£179bn; $270bn) bailout by international lenders.
EU leaders have warned the new Greek government that it must live up to its commitments to the creditors...
But Mr Tsakalotos stressed that it would be "my worst nightmare if the eurozone collapses because Greece falls". "
And if Greece falls and is removed from the eurozone - the eurozone will collapse. We said from the beginning the eurozone is in danger, the euro is in danger, but it isn't in danger from Syriza... it is in danger from the very policies of austerity"....
Meanwhile, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned that Greece cannot expect any reduction of its debt commitments.
He said it "is not on the radar" of the commission.
German government spokesman Steffan Seibert stressed it was important for Greece to "take measures so that the economic recovery continues".
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, said on Monday: "There is very little support for a write-off in Europe."...