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Greece facing twin crises of debt and migration, PM says

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras discussed the austerity measures he is forced to implement in his country, as well as the migrant crisis in Europe.

In an interview with FRANCE 24 in Brussels, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted he continues to defend "the rights of the Greek people", despite his detractors saying he has betrayed his radical left ideals by carrying out austerity at the behest of Brussels. Tsipras said the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble wanted to "punish" Greece by trying to make it leave the eurozone.

"Greece is in the middle of several parallel crises, the debt and the migration crisis", Tsipras said. He insists his country "is doing everything it can to achieve stability in Europe," not only on the economic front, but also regarding the migrant crisis. Athens "has limited the uncontrollable flows of migrants and traffickers in Europe", he explained.

However, the Greek premier calls on the EU to "accelerate the procedure for relocating migrants to Central Europe". He believes that countries that refuse to show solidarity in accepting migrants must "suffer the consequences" in terms of the budget and social cohesion funds they receive from Brussels.

By Caroline DE CAMARET

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