Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras just addressed the European Parliament, drawing rapturous applause from his supporters, and stonier faces elsewhere.
The tone was open and straightforward. No triumphalism, no lectures. Among the key soundbites, collected by Katie Martin:
I am not a politician who claims that those responsible... are wicked foreigners. Greece has got to [the] verge of bankruptcy because governments of Greece have created clientilism, strengthened corruption, nurtured a nexus between political and economic power. They have allowed tax evasion to run riot and it's now rife.
I have been given a mandate to redouble efforts to get a socially just solution without the mistakes of the past.
I fully assume responsibility for what has happened in last five and a half months, but we must recognise that the basic responsibility for the impasse we find ourselves in don't just concern the last five and a half months, but also the last five and a half years.
My country has been transformed to an austerity laboratory. This experiment has not been a success
We demand an agreement with our neighbours, one that gives us a sign we are exiting from the crisis, which will demonstrate light at [the] end of tunnel.
[An agreement] is in Europe's best interests economically but also geopolitically.
Let us not allow it to become a divided Europe. We are called upon to produce a fair compromise that will avoid a break-off in negotiations. This is in line with the traditions of the European Union. Together we can rise to this historical challenge