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The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On The Negotiators In The Greek Bailout

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to the media as he arrives for a meeting of the leaders of the 19 countries that use th
German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to the media as he arrives for a meeting of the leaders of the 19 countries that use the euro, in Brussels on July 12, 2015. The EU cancelled a full 28-nation summittoday to decide whether Greece stays in the European single currency as a divided eurozone struggled to reach a reform-for-bailout deal. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY CHARLIER (Photo credit should read THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Greek government and its eurozone creditors have reached a deal after marathon all-night talks, but can we trust the decisions and deals of sleep-deprived politicians?

Were the negotiators sleep deprived?

The talks lasted almost 17 hours through the night and into Monday morning. Politicians emerged to announce the deal looking weary and red-eyed.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the eurozone’s top official, said he did manage to sleep for a few hours. But he also emerged from the talks looking exhausted.

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