Tsipras raises debt relief at UN but refugee crisis may prove more pressing issue

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Refugees, SYRIZA

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chose to put the issue of debt relief front and centre when he spoke at the United Nations on Sunday, ahead of a busy few days of meetings in New York.

Tsipras spoke briefly at the leaders’ summit, where methods to achieve wide-ranging development targets over the next 15 years were discussed. The main theme in Tsipras’s speech was that debt relief needs to be part of the list of measures used to drive...

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