Press Statement by European Council President Donald Tusk after meeting Greek PM Alexis Tsipras

European Council
  • 04/02/2015
  • 13:00
  • Statements and remarks
  • 35/15
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
  • Economy & finance
04/02/2015

I was pleased to welcome Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Brussels today. Our talks were open and frank on a number of issues of common concern. 

As regards European financial assistance to Greece, I stressed the need to find a solution acceptable to all Member States involved in the negotiations. Those negotiations will take place in the euro group. They will be difficult, will require cooperation and dialogue as well as determined efforts by Greece.

We agreed on the importance of unity within the European Union with regard to other key challenges facing Europe.