Alexis Tsipras visits the European Parliament

New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the European Parliament today where he was welcomed by EP President Martin Schulz. After the meeting Schulz said: "Mr Tsipras is battling for European cooperation, not only seeking a solution for Greece. He has my full support." He also stressed the need for a framework for "constructive dialogue and solutions".

Joint press point by the European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
Alexis Tsipras (left) with Martin Schulz

Meanwhile Tsipras said he was optimistic that they were moving in the right direction for a sustainable solution.