Greek Prime Minister Calls for a More Social Europe

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday received German Vice-Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel who underlined that his visit comes at a crucial time for Greece and Europe. Gabriel said that their discussion focused on investment possibilities in Greece and stressed the importance of a common front in order to replace austerity with growth and boost employment.

On his part, Tsipras said it is time to discuss the project of a social Europe adding that the British referendum outcome is a wake up call otherwise extreme right parties will take initiatives and obtain a leading role, something that must be avoided. “We have to cooperate more closely,” he said.

“It is a crucial moment,” Gabriel noted and stressed the importance of bringing Europe together based on growth and employment. He also stated that countries implementing reforms must be supported with investments and growth.


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