PM Tsipras: Weber ‘will divide the EU’, i will support Frans Timmermans

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he will support for European Commissioner president “the candidate who comes first in votes among progressive candidates. I will support Frans Timmermans,” referring to the European Socialist Party’s candidate.

In statements before joining the informal EU Summit dinner, Tsipras reiterated that Timmermans would be a progressive and nationally beneficial choice, while the European People’s Party candidate Manfred Weber “cannot unite the EU, he will only divide it, and he is identified with extremely conservative and neoliberal choices.” Weber, he said, would threaten Greece’s interests and the interests of EU southern countries.