PM Tsipras: European South Has Prospect and Future
Monday, 30 January 2017
I want to express my pleasure that the EU Mediterranean countries informal Summit proved that the European south has prospect and future, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the joint statements with the seven country leaders after the completion of the EU Mediterranean countries Summit held in Lisbon on Saturday. The European south is not Europe's poor relative. Europe needs the European south to strengthen its cohesion, its unity and to recover its social face" said Tsipras. Europe needs the European south in order to proceed to an efficient management of the refugees crisis within the context of the European values. Europe also needs the south to strengthen its international and regional role for peace and stability in the wider region. "We agreed to strengthen our efforts in order Europe to become a vision that will inspire the European peoples. We also agreed to enhance our efforts to defend the common value of solidarity on which the European building was constructed. Solidarity among all countries of the European Union and of course solidarity that will start from all us that we were here today", said Tsipras.