Tusk congratulates Tsipras on win
European Council President Donald Tusk congratulated SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and invited him to the EU summit on the refugee issue to be held on Wednesday in Brussels.
In his letter, Tusk referred to the challenges that the new Greek government will have to face, adding that he hopes to offer the country the "political stability" needed. He also stressed the need to remain committed to implementing reforms.
"Many of the biggest challenges facing the European Union as a whole are the same as those faced by Greece as a country, such as the refugee crisis and creating sustainable growth and jobs," Tusk said in his letter.
Tusk concluded: "I am confident that Greece, with the new government will contribute constructively to find solutions to all these challenges. The dedication and your leadership in the implementation of the economic adjustment program is vital in order to make a difference in the recovery of the Greek economy."