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The European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday praised Greece’s Herculean efforts, while addressing the European Parliament where Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras also gave a speech about his government’s efforts and those of the Greek people to negotiate the crisis.

Jean-Claude Juncker noted that Greece has succeeded in concluding the stability programme and can stand on its own feet again.

“We must hail the Greek people’s Herculean efforts, efforts that some Europeans still continue to underestimate,” he said, noting that he  “always supported Greece, its dignity and its role in Europe, and specifically its remaining in the eurozone. I am proud of all these things,” he added.


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