Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras referred to the risk of the rise of the extreme right and populist forces in Europe if the European Union leaders do not respect the democracy, during his meeting with the president of the European Left and secretary of the French Communist Party Pierre Laurent.
“I believe that the EU leaders should decide if they will respect democracy or will take the risk of the rise of the ultra-right forces in Europe” he said and made a special reference to France. “France’s example is very serious, very crucial. You have the rise of Mrs. Lepen’s party and of other extreme right forces. So, if we want to support Europe, we must respect democracy in Europe. That’s the message” said Tsipras to Laurent.
The premier discussed with the president of the European Left the current geopolitical condition and the developments in the European Union.