Thursday, December 17, 2015

Greece Speaks Out Against UK Exit From European Union

UK, EU flags

© Flickr/ Kalyan Neelamraju

Athens does not support the United Kingdom's possible exit from the European Union, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Thursday.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) British Prime Minister David Cameron is presenting his case for EU reforms to the European Council today. The prime minister has repeatedly said that the United Kingdom would only remain in the bloc if the European Union implemented reforms.
"So, today we have a lot of things to discuss, not only about refugee issues, also about Brexit, but I think that this is not time for exits in Europe, it’s time for more cooperation," Tsipras said, arriving at the summit of European leaders in Brussels.
London is looking to curb social benefits for EU migrants, for more powers to be granted to the bloc members' national parliaments, greater protections for non-euro countries in the bloc, measures to strengthen the European single market, and to ensure that the United Kingdom is not obliged to adhere to the EU’s commitment to an "ever closer union."

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