The European Commission is not worried or surprised by Alexis Tsipras’ Greek Prime Minister resignation last night, said the European Commission Spokesperson, Annika Breidthardt speaking at the press briefing earlier today.
“The European Commission respects the decision of Tsipras” and “was not surprised” by his call for elections, Breidthardt told the press. The Greek Prime Minister and the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker have talked on the phone many times, and Breidthardt alluded that the Commission President was informed and aware of Tsipras’ plans.
Breidthardt also told the press that the Commission is “not concerned with programme implementation” … “regardless of elections, reforms can be implemented.”
The Commission will be monitoring the situation, and the next actions in the Greek programme are expected in October.