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26.03.2017 - 05: 08

Prime Minister of Greece called for the EU to change

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that the current EU is not as dreamed of by the people of Europe, and we must fight for his change.

"We need to protect the gains of the peoples of Europe on a daily basis. There is no doubt that this Europe is not the Europe that we dream of, this is not the Europe that we want. But there is no doubt that there is no other way but to fight inside to change it ", - he said Tsipras after the Rome conference on the occasion of the anniversary of the EU-60 education. Statement Tsipras transmitted live on state television ERT.

According to him, the summit raised the issue of strengthening social Europe that has been lost in recent years.

"I raised an important question, on whether social achievements and whether they are valid for all European countries, I received an affirmative answer, but it's yet to be proven in practice.", - said the Prime Minister of Greece.

Tsipras said that the main enemy of Europe is the neoliberal policies of recent years and called for a return to the fundamental principles of the Union.

"We can not dream of the future of the EU, without social rights and human dignity and the principles of the social model must return again." - he said.

Tsipras also called a dangerous right-wing populism.

Prime Minister of Greece on the eve of the summit has sent a letter to the EU leaders 26 countries requesting the joint protection of the right of Greece to the standards of the European social model. Meanwhile, European Commission President Jean-Klod Yunker said earlier that agreed in the memoranda of Greece and international creditors' position does not necessarily have to be compatible with the social conquests and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights does not apply to Greece, if it comes to the agreed reforms.

A source: RIA News

Author: Gennady Melnik

Tags: Greece, Tsipras, Politics, EU

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