Juncker satisfied over election result in Greece
The EU congratulated Alexis Tsipras on his left-wing party's election victory and said Greece has "no time to lose" in implementing the reforms under its international bailout.
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday has already written to Tsipras and will speak on the phone later in the day to congratulate him on his victory in the national elections.
Tsipras secured his second mandate as prime minister this year at a snap general election yesterday that should allow him to drive through the unpopular reforms under a third bailout worth up to €86bn.
The European Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas expressed the Commission's content over the broad representation of pro-European parties in the new Greek parliament. He also added that under Tsipras' government, Greece is committed to the implementation of an ambitious reforms programme in order for the Greek economy to recover and get back on a growth track.
Moreover, Schinas noted that the first evaluation of the Greek programme will start in autumn without clarifying the exact date.
He also expressed the hope the new Greek government will be formed rapidly so that the reforms will start immediately.
Mr Tsipras is expected to form a government in the coming days following his decisive election victory.