In a brief statement from Brussels on Friday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stressed that the European Union's founding principles were not based on blackmail and ultimatums. He said his government will "continue to fight on behalf of the European people, and of course the Greek people."
"The European Union's founding principles were democracy, solidarity, equality and mutual respect. These principles were not based on blackmails and ultimatums. And especially in these crucial times, no one has the right to put in danger these principles. The Greek government will continue decisively to give the fight in favour of these principles, will continue to give the fight on behalf of the European people and, of course on behalf of the Greek people," he said.
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