They told us if the Greek people voted against the final proposals of the Euro area they would have to leave the Euro.
The Greeks voted No, so they were invited to new talks to stay in.
We read they would have one last go at sorting it out at a special meeting yesterday.
So now the Greeks have been invited to table more proposals by Friday, with a meeting for the heads of government of the whole EU scheduled for Sunday to endorse a deal or agree to no deal and its unspecified consequences for Greece’s Euro and EU membership.
Meanwhile the unpleasant threats to Greece continue, with no proper support for Greek banks and with talk of bankruptcy and Euro exit.
This is not a sensible, friendly or effective way to run a single currency. Those who want the Euro need to support all parts of the zone and have confidence in its member states and banks. To its critics the Euro is now doing obvious economic damage to Greece and more widely, and is causing major tensions between European countries.