After Brexit vote, Tsipras stresses need for political response to EU shortcomings

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Brexit, European Union, Parliament, SYRIZA

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras chose a rather political response to the result of the UK referendum on Friday, highlighting the European Union’s failings and calling for progressive forces in the EU to make more of an impact on the decision-making process.

Tsipras waited for several hours after the results in the UK were known before making his televised address, in which he likened the EU to a sleepwalker and argued that the Brexit vote was a “wake-up call.”

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