The future of the EU is at stake in make-or-break elections, says Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras

  • published: 11 Sep 2018
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The Greek leader Alex Tsipras has argued that the EU parliamentary elections in 2019 are not just a voting round. With members at odds with migration, Brexit and increasing right-wing populism, the soul of Europe depends on the outcome.

European nations must stand together to fight extremism and prevent slipping in the past, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told EU MEPs in Strasbourg on Tuesday when he looked at the upcoming EU elections in 2019.

The politician of the left Syriza party, who was invited to speak in the EU parliament about the future of Europe, described the voice of next year as "more than one election."

"It will be a battle of basic principles and values ​​to defeat extreme neoliberalism and extreme right populism," said the Greek leader. He called on the pro-European and democratic forces of the bloc to join the same side of history and stand side by side.

The European Union is currently faced with a wide range of challenges, including migration management, the departure of the UK from the bloc and the rise of right-wing populism, which have led to internal disagreements between the 28 Member States and which could have a significant impact on its future direction.

The speech of Tspiras took place one day before the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses his country of the Union to the same parliament. Juncker is expected to tackle migration policy, for example by proposing to reinforce the EU's external borders.

Conservatives and populist government coalitions in Austria, Italy and many other Central European countries have called for c …

The future of the EU is at stake in make-or-break elections, says Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras

  • published: 11 Sep 2018
  • views: 768

The Greek leader Alex Tsipras has argued that the EU parliamentary elections in 2019 are not just a voting round. With members at odds with migration, Brexit and increasing right-wing populism, the soul of Europe depends on the outcome.

European nations must stand together to fight extremism and prevent slipping in the past, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told EU MEPs in Strasbourg on Tuesday when he looked at the upcoming EU elections in 2019.

The politician of the left Syriza party, who was invited to speak in the EU parliament about the future of Europe, described the voice of next year as "more than one election."

"It will be a battle of basic principles and values ​​to defeat extreme neoliberalism and extreme right populism," said the Greek leader. He called on the pro-European and democratic forces of the bloc to join the same side of history and stand side by side.

The European Union is currently faced with a wide range of challenges, including migration management, the departure of the UK from the bloc and the rise of right-wing populism, which have led to internal disagreements between the 28 Member States and which could have a significant impact on its future direction.

The speech of Tspiras took place one day before the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses his country of the Union to the same parliament. Juncker is expected to tackle migration policy, for example by proposing to reinforce the EU's external borders.

Conservatives and populist government coalitions in Austria, Italy and many other Central European countries have called for c …