Election outcome does not cancel Greek commitments, Juncker says

Election outcome does not cancel Greek commitments, Juncker says

Recent elections in Greece, won by leftist SYRIZA party, have not changed the fact that the debt-wracked nation must respect its commitments, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said.

“Elections do not change treaties,” Juncker told Spain's El Pais newspaper. “It is clear that you have have a different approach to the Greek crisis. There may be greater flexibility, but [SYRIZA's] victory does not entitle you to change everything,” the EU official said.

In the same interview, Juncker said that leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was responsible for making pre-election pledges that he could not possibly keep.

“Tsipras has the merit of having asked the right questions. But he has never given any answers,” Juncker told the paper.

Πηγή: ekathimerini.com

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